CHARITY workers and education leaders from the North West have been given honours by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth in her New Year’s Honours List.
Margaret Jean Davidson gets an MBE for services to Derry. She has worked extensively as a member of Friends of Altnagelvin, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, SSAFA (Soldiers Sailors Air Force Families Association) and is a Deputy Lieutenant for the City as well as being involved in animal rights groups.
Retired Oakgrove Integrated Primary School principal Anne Murray gets an OBE for services to the community and education. She served as principal at the school for 23 years before her retirement earlier this year.
Pearl Woodburn, the ex-principal of Strathfoyle Nursery School, was awarded an MBE for services to education and the community.
Charity worker Joseph McLaughlin was given a British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of his services to charities in Derry and Eglinton.
Strabane man Leslie Shiels was also given a BEM for 60 years service to the scouts and to the community. He works as a volunteer with the Somme Association and the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity.