Lewes man Peter Boyse has been made a Member of the British Empire as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
It’s in recognition of his services to the hospice movement and the community in his home town.
Mr Boyse joined the Board of Trustees of St Peter and St James Hospice, Chailey, in 1999 and became Chairman in 2007. He has been a staunch supporter of, and advocate for, the hospice movement in general and St Peter and St James in particular.
He has also been recognised for his voluntary involvement with many other local causes. These include Lewes Hockey Club, Southdown Sports Club, Lewes Golf Club and the Rotary Club of Lewes – organising the annual charity golf day which has raised thousands of pounds.
In between his charitable work, he manages to fit in a virtually full-time job as an Agricultural Consultant.
Mr Boyse said of his award: “I’m delighted, but have to say that I have always enjoyed all the voluntary work I have done – it has been one of my main hobbies!
“I am honoured to receive the award but I know there are many others who have helped me over the years.”