Charity leaders, volunteers & staff recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours 2022

Melanie May | 7 June 2022 | News

Joyce Fraser & Diane Vernon
(L-R) Joyce Fraser & Diane Vernon

Charity leaders, volunteers, ambassadors, and staff were all recognised by the Queen in this year’s Birthday Honours List.

Among them was Di Vernon, Founder and Chief Executive of EmployabilityUK, who received an MBE for her commitment to supporting disadvantaged young people within the local community, and Joyce Fraser, founder of Black Heroes Foundation, who was awarded an OBE. Fraser founded Black Heroes Foundation in 2016 to preserve the legacy of her late husband, Peter Randolph Fraser, the first editor of The Voice Newspaper and creator of the show ‘Black Heroes in the Hall of Fame’. She is also a Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Fundraising and the Directory of Social Change.

The first woman and openly gay chair of the Scouts, Ann Limb, was also recognised in the Birthday Honours, with a damehood (DBE) for services to young people and philanthropy. She was chair of The Scouts between 2015-21.

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Other award recipients from the sector include:

Awards in tweets: