British Empire Medals for ‘devoted service’ in East Sussex

From left, Chairman of East Sussex County Council Cllr Peter Pragnell;  Mayor of Lewes Cllr Janet Baah;  Mrs Joanna Tindall BEM;  Mr Colin Moore BEM;  Ms Heather Mealing BEM;  The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Mr Peter Field;  High Sheriff of East Sussex Major General John Moore-Bick OB.  Photograph by Richard Ball, www.insightproimage.co.uk
From left, Chairman of East Sussex County Council Cllr Peter Pragnell; Mayor of Lewes Cllr Janet Baah; Mrs Joanna Tindall BEM; Mr Colin Moore BEM; Ms Heather Mealing BEM; The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex Mr Peter Field; High Sheriff of East Sussex Major General John Moore-Bick OB. Photograph by Richard Ball, www.insightproimage.co.uk

The Lord Lieutenant of East Sussex, Mr Peter Field, attended a special investiture ceremony at Lewes Town Hall to award British Empire Medals (BEM) on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen to three special county volunteers.

Those receiving their BEM were: Ms Heather Mealing, of North Chailey, for services to people with disabilities and their carers in Leeds and Sussex; Colin John Moore, of Uckfield, for services to music in East Sussex; and Mrs Joanna Tindall, of Mayfield, for voluntary service to the Pony Club.

Speaking after the ceremony the Lord Lieutenant said: “It is always a pleasure to recognise volunteers who do so much for our county.

“These are three special individuals who have given many years devoted service to our county and I am so pleased they have been nationally recognised for their contribution.”