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Portsmouth people among those named in Queen’s birthday honours

Dr Richard Wilson from Portsmouth who has been awarded an MBE for his work and lifelong commitment to helping vulnerable families. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (141664-5) PPP-141206-162011003

Dr Richard Wilson from Portsmouth who has been awarded an MBE for his work and lifelong commitment to helping vulnerable families. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (141664-5) PPP-141206-162011003

PEOPLE from the Portsmouth area have been honoured in the Queen’s birthday honours tonight.

Alongside national awards to superstars such as Angelina Jolie and Daniel-Day Lewis, people from Portsmouth and beyond have been awarded.

Among them is Dr Richard Wilson who will accept an honour as a Member of the British Empire (MBE), for his hard work.

The 76-year-old has been named in the list for services to vulnerable children and bereaved people.

The retired consultant paediatrician, who used to work in Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, is a trustee for Action for Sick Children and he was a trustee for the Lullaby Trust.

Others include Jonathan Cheshire from Gosport, who set up the Wheatsheaf Trust, which helps disadvantaged people into work and Carole Damper who has been steering the EC Roberts Centre, which helps homeless families and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Meanwhile, Dr Brian Fellows from Emsworth had been awarded an MBE for services to nature.

And 91-year-old Jack Bishop, from Fareham was recognised for his role as boxing coach and promoter in Portsmouth and Southampton.

 

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