East End women awarded OBEs in Queen's Birthday Honours

WOMEN working in education, charity, art and healthcare have all been awarded OBEs in the Queen s Birthday Honours. Installation artist Cornelia Parker who recently showed her work at the Whitechapel Gallery has been awarded the OBE as has Shanez Ahmed

WOMEN working in education, charity, art and healthcare have all been awarded OBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours.

Installation artist Cornelia Parker who recently showed her work at the Whitechapel Gallery has been awarded the OBE as has Shanez Ahmed who has been honoured for services to the Asian community in the East End.

Jenny Dawes gets an OBE for her work over the last 20 years with the St Katharine and Shadwell Trust which raises funds and makes grants to groups in east London and Susan Langford also receives an OBE for her work as founder of the Magic Me charity which works across the generations with 500 older and young people in Tower Hamlets coming together in arts and reminiscence projects.

And Catherine Myers, the head teacher of Bishop Challoner schools also receives a CBE for services to education.


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Diana Coggings, the chief children's physiotherapist at Tower Hamlets Primary Care trust has also been awarded an OBE.

Ministry of Defence worker Sandra Docking will also be going to Buckingham Palace to receive an OBE.

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