106-year-old Ann Baker

New Year Honours 2021

106-year-old Ann Baker
106-year-old Ann Baker

EX footballer Jimmy Greaves, 106-year-old Charity volunteer Anne Baker, from Salisbury, who has been involved with fundraising for the NSPCC since the 1950s,  104-year-old Ruth Sanders another charity worker during Covid who walked a marathon to raise money for Thames Valley Air Ambulance this year, Emma Henderson, from Moray, who set up a first-class lounge experience in more than 80 hospitals across the UK for NHS staff, Mark Owen of Clwyd, who joined North Wales Police to support volunteer officers with tasks including delivering prescriptions and food parcels, and Musician Craig David become MBEs. Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton has been knighted, Sheila Hancock actress,  Irene Hays, Sunderland -based Hays Travel boss who took on 2, 000 former Thomas Cook staff,  are made a dame.

Catherine Fitzsimmons from Greater Manchester, a former palliative care nurse who came out of retirement, Carl Konadu (28) who helped young people in London prepare for job applications during the pandemic through 2-3 Degrees, are given a British Empire Medal.

Lesley Manville, actress, for services to drama and to charity, Anthony Tudor Browne, Children’s author and illustrator for services to literature, Bob Champion former jockey and founder of Bob Champion Cancer Trust for charitable services, Michael Landy, artist for services to art are all made CBE.

Nina Wadia, actress for services to entertainment and to charity, Jed Mercurio, writer-producer for services to television drama, Toby Jones, Actor, for services to drama, Fergus Henderson, Restaurateur for services to the culinary arts., Margot Henderson Restaurateur, for services to the culinary arts, Natalie Clein Cellist, for services to music,  Prof Suneetha Moonesinghe, of University College London whose expertise helped the NHS manage critically ill patient all awarded an OBE.

Northern Ireland fire officer Karen McDowell whose LGBTQ training work has informed other organisations awarded MBE.

Kristy Bird from Edinburgh who was behind the Follow the Rainbows charity single.  Nadeem Khan from Sheffield who continued working as an adviser for homeless charity Shelter after he was stuck overseas has been awarded BEM.

The Honours System

Champion of honour – limited to 65 people.

Knights or Dame

CBE- Commander of the Order of the British Empire

OBE Officer of the Order of the British Empire

MBE Member of the Order of the British Empire

BEM  British Empire Medal.