Recognising exceptional achievement or service
John Carpenter was awarded an MBE for services to disabled people in Berkshire, Cornwall and nationally in the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2007. He has used his knowledge and skills as an engineer to design and build devices for disabled people which are not available on the commercial market. He does this work through Remap, a network of volunteer craftsmen and engineers working to help disabled people go about their lives.
Clasford Stirling was awarded an MBE for services to Sport in North London in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2007. He is the Youth and Sports Development Officer at Broadwater Farm estate. He runs Broadwater United Football club where he works with hundreds of young people every week. Several of these young people have gone on to premiership football teams.
Ylana First was awarded an MBE for services to the community in Tynemouth and to the Arts in North Tyneside in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2007. She worked to save Tynemouth Station from ruin, and to transform it into a community and arts venue. The station building hosts markets at weekends and exhibits art in 'The Bridge'
George Loble was awarded an MBE for services to the Women's Cancer Detection Society, Gateshead and to the community in Newcastle upon Tyne in The Queen's Birthday Honours List 2007. He is Chair of the Women's Cancer Detection Society and has worked tirelessly to raise funds for equipment and research.