Chairman honours community champions

PR2182/LJ/MF - 03/08/2018

Mid Sussex District Council Chairman, Councillor Bruce Forbes welcomed two exceptional local residents to a special coffee morning on Tuesday 24 July.

Local residents Richard Leman and Helen Osborne were honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List earlier this summer, in recognition of the outstanding contributions they have made to society. The Chairman invited them to join him and Vice Chairman Councillor Colin Trumble for morning coffee, in order to show his appreciation for everything they have done.

In the Queen’s Birthday Honours, Richard Leman, one of East Grinstead Hockey Clubs longest serving players and a two-time Olympic medallist, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to hockey.

Helen Osborne, (Principal and Learner Services Manager of the Friend’s Centre, Brighton) was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for her services to Adult Education.

Mid Sussex District Council Chairman, Councillor Bruce Forbes said:

“It was a pleasure to welcome Richard and Helen to the Council and have the opportunity to personally thank them for the time, skills and energy they continue to dedicate to the community. They deserve a great deal of credit for being such positive role models and I am proud to see them getting the recognition they deserve. I hope they thoroughly enjoy the investiture ceremony later this year.

“We are very fortunate to have such dedicated people living in Mid Sussex who work so hard to make our communities stronger.”

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