There were several awards of honours to people in the Marlborough and surrounding area.
Sarah Brewis, Head Teacher of the Woodborough Church of England Primary School, that was devastated by fire in September ’21 was awarded a British Empire Medal (B.E.M.). Her citation reads:
Sarah Anne BREWIS, Headteacher, Woodborough Church of England Primary School, Pewsey, Wiltshire. For services to Primary Education.
Sarah has led the school through turbulent times since a fire in September 2021 destroyed much of the school. Tim Atkins, Chair of Governors at Woodborough School, told Marlborough.news, “Sarah is a true inspiration, as Chair of the Local Governing Body I am continually humbled by her complete dedication to each and every child who attends Woodborough CofE School. She has led her brilliant team through really challenging times recently and it is due to her focused energy that Woodborough School continued to deliver the highest educational standards for its pupils. I am so pleased and proud that her selflessness has been recognised with this Honour.”
Helen Yeadon, Founder and MD of Greatwood Charity at Clench Common was awarded an MBE, her citation reading:
Helen Mary YEADON, Co-Founder and Chief Executive, Greatwood Horse Charity. For services to Disadvantaged Young People and to former Racehorses.
Other recipients in the area include Polly Cox, Sub-Postmistress and owner of the Village Shop and Post Office in Shalbourne, who was awarded a B.E.M. ‘For services to the community in Shalbourne‘.
Pewsey resident Catherine Spencer, CEO of the Seafarers Charity was awarded an OBE, ‘For services to Seafarers‘.
Also from the Pewsey area, James Hepburne Scott, director of ‘Forest Carbon‘ was awarded an OBE, ‘For services to Forestry and to the Environment in Scotland‘.