90-year-old fundraiser recognised in Queen’s New Years honours list

New year's honour list: Gwendoline Gallear from Sharlston. To be awarded a British Empire medal for her devoution to charity work for the last 30 years.'w309a354
New year's honour list: Gwendoline Gallear from Sharlston. To be awarded a British Empire medal for her devoution to charity work for the last 30 years.'w309a354
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A 90-year-old woman who has devoted her life to raising money for sick and disabled children is among those recognised in the Queen’s New Years honours list.

Gwendoline Gallear, of Sharlston Common, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for her work with Pinderfields Hospital School

Miss Gallear said: “It was a shock. I never thought I would receive any award and I did not think anyone would nominate me.”

Also among those honoured is Michael Wilkins, the academy principal and chief executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust, for services to education.

Frank Albert Carter, of Notton, has been given an OBE for services to business, charity and to the community.

Pamela Edith Clarkson has been given the British Empire Medal for services to the community in Morley, Castleford and Rothwell.

Simon Pilling, the chief fire officer of West Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service, has been awarded the Queen’s Fire Service Medal.

See Friday’s Express for more.