NCW President Sheila Eaton on behalf of members warmly congratulates those who received recognition in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. She would particularly like to mention:

Joan Ruddock MP, an Honorary Associate of NCW, who is appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for public and political services

Ethel Swann OBE, a long-standing member of both NCW’s Nottingham branch and the Social and Employment committee where she has contributed much to NCW’s policy work. Her award is for her services to children and families as Co-founder of Play in Schools, Nottingham.

Jeanette Orrey MBE School Meals Policy Adviser, Food for Life Partnership. Her award is for services to food in schools. Jeanette gave an inspirational talk about her life and work to an audience of sixth form girls and NCW members at an intergenerational seminar in Nottingham.