Four Prestonians make Honours list

Posted on - 4th January, 2011 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News
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New Years Honours are given out to people who go the extra mile for their community

Four people from Preston have been recognised for their contribution to society in the New Years Honours list for 2011.


David Brindle, Lancashire Constabulary’s director of resources, is among those awarded an MBE for services to the police.

62-year-old Mr Brindle, said: “As you can imagine I’m extremely pleased and feel very privileged. My overriding emotion is one of pride. I am already looking forward to taking my wife Wendy down to the palace to collect the award.”

Constabulary Chief Constable Steve Finnigan congratulated David and praised him for his invaluable contribution and to the success of the organisation over a prolonged period.

Catherine Greenlees was also appointed MBE for services to Christian Aid.

A spokesperson for the charity said: “We are obviously delighted when one of our volunteers receives an award.”

Other fellow Prestonians on the list included Charubala Ainscough, founder and chair of Sahara Project, awarded an OBE for services to black and minority ethnic people in Lancashire.

Anna Watson, a senior archivist at Lancashire Record Office, has been appointed MBE for services to local government.

Every year the New Year Honours list recognises the dedication of people for their outstanding achievement or service at home or abroad.

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