Wendens Ambo woman receives British Empire Medal at Cambridge Guildhall

Patsy Glazebrook receives her medal from the Queens representative, Hugh Duberly, Lord Lieutenant of

Patsy Glazebrook receives her medal from the Queens representative, Hugh Duberly, Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, in recognition of her work to help sick children. - Credit: Archant

Patsy Glazebrook from Wenden’s Ambo has received her British Empire Medal.

The 68-year-old received her medal, awarded in the New Year Honours, on May 13 at the Guildhall in Cambridge.

Then, on Thursday, May 19, Patsy and her husband Clive went to Buckingham Palace for the Royal Garden Party as the Queen’s guests.

Patsy said: “They were both wonderful occasions. I was able to take 10 guests to The Guildhall and afterwards one of my friends put on a party for me. The garden party was a great occasion. There were queues for everything but we saw a great many members of the royal family, including The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cambridge.”

Mrs Glazebrook has been vice president of The Sick Children’s Trust in Cambridgeshire since it began in 2000.

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A trained nurse and a mother of three grown up children, Patsy has led a team which has raised over £570,000 for Acorn House at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. The money is raised with an annual programme of events, often including famous speakers.

Acorn House is a home from home where up to 15 families with ill children can stay free of charge. It helps 750 families a year and is funded solely on voluntary donations.

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The Sick Children’s Trust’s next event is a talk by best-selling historian, Alison Weir.

Alison, who has published 23 books, will be talking about her latest work, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen.

Henry VIII was married to Katherine for over 20 years. longer than the other five wives put together.

The talk is on Thursday, June 2, at The Perse School, Hills Road, Cambridge. Tickets are £10 including wine. Reception 7.30am. Talk 8pm. Tickets: 01638 751474 or email sctcambridge@gmail.com.

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