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Hospital fundraiser appointed MBE

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A nurse who helped fundraise for a hospice has been appointed an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. Fundraising manager at Cransley Hospice in Kettering, Diana Patrick, helped the hospice to raise annual revenues from £120,000 to £779,000, which allowed the hospice to provide increased services and better care. Mrs Patrick was awarded for services to healthcare.

Mrs Patrick said that the award came as a “massive surprise”. She continues to work as a nurse at Cransley Hospital and praised the “massive team of people” behind her that helped her to raise the funds during her thirteen years at the hospice. She said: “I am very much the public face [of the fundraising], supported and sustained by a massive team and my husband John.

Pyjama walks and bike rides

Other people honoured in Northamptonshire included Jenny Hirst (70) for services to people with diabetes. She founded the InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT) in 1986. David Blagrove from Stoke Bruerne was awarded for services to restoration of the UK Waterways; Paul Southworth of Kislingbury received an OBE for service to business arts and the community of Northamptonshire, and David Williams of East Haddon was appointed MBE for services to the community and charity in the area.

Cransley Hospice raised funds through events including pyjama walks, road races, boat races and bike rides.

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