Queen’s honours for European achievements

Eurovision winner Lulu received an OBE in 2000 for her services to music – and there are not many Eurovision contestants who can claim such an achievement. However, there are many people across the UK who have also received a Queen’s honour for their outstanding work across Europe. 

Carol Hartley OBE – Carol Hartley (pictured above) has been the co-ordinator of the Rochdale branch of the Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child appeal since 1995. Carole and her team have sent thousands of parcels full of clothing and treats to Belarus and other poor parts of the world. Carol also set up The Belarus Fund and Borivos Abandoned Babies Fund, both of which have helped young children in Belarus. Carol was awarded an OBE in the 2014 New Years Honours List for charitable services to Children in Eastern Europe and to the community in Heywood, Lancashire.

Brenda King MBE – Brenda King is one of 24 UK representatives on the Brussels-based European Economic and Social Committee. Brenda has been the chair of drafting committees of a wide range of EU Commission proposals from “Fundamental Rights and Justice ” to “Poverty among women in Europe.” As well as this Brenda opened the 1st Black European Women’s Congress back in 2007.

Dr Mike Short CBE – Dr Mike Short was awarded a CBE in the 2012 Birthday Honours List for his services to the mobile industry. Mike is the current VP of current affairs for Telephonica Europe, one of the largest private telecommunications companies in the world.   When Mike received his honour he was awarded for 37 years in the mobile industry, but that has now grown to 40. Mike is a past chairman of the Global GSM Association and the UK Mobile Data Association, and has served on several boards, task forces and government advisory committees.

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