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Lancaster Castle to host honours ceremony

The majestic setting of Lancaster Castle will host a prestigious honours ceremony on May 3.
In the magnificent Shire Hall, the Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Amanda Parker, will be presenting British Empire Medals (BEM) on behalf of His Majesty The King to recipients from Lancashire commended in the recent New Year Honours List for services to their local community.

The BEM recipients on the evening will be:

  • Waqas Arshad from Nelson, chair, Bradley Big Local, for his services to families with Mental Health Issues in Lancashire;
  • John Fielding, from Accrington, scout leader, 2nd Rishton Baptist Scout Group, for his services to young people and the community in Lancashire;
  • Bernard Vause from Morecambe, for his services to music and to the community in Morecambe
  • Russell Walters from Lytham St Annes, director, Cardiff Cymru and Careline Coordinator, Care for the Family, for voluntary service in Wales.

Mrs Parker, lord-lieutenant of Lancashire, said: “I am delighted to see such deserving people from Lancashire being recognised by the award of the British Empire Medal.

“It will be a privilege to present them on behalf of His Majesty The King.”

Joining Mrs Parker on the evening will be the chairman of Lancashire County Council, Alan Cullens; the new high sheriff of Lancashire, Helen Bingley, and the vice lord-lieutenant, Christine Kirk, as well as a number of deputy lieutenants from across the county.



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