Denis Broderick awarded British Empire Medal in New Year Honours List
All at Woodford Bourne/Robert Roberts were delighted to hear the good news of Denis Broderick getting a mention in the New Year Honours List, having been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).
Said Denis: “After receiving a letter just a few weeks before Christmas, saying the Prime Minister was going to submit my name to the Queen, it was with great pleasure that I saw my name appear in the New Year Honours List, with the British Empire Medal being awarded “For services to the community in Northern Ireland”.
Whilst Denis stated no specific information had been given as to what “services” justified the recognition, he would imagine the money raised, and the many miles cycled, for charity – mainly the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) – and his involvement with the Board of Governors (including eight years as the first lay Chairman) of St.Patrick’s College, Maghera – would have played a big part in the consideration.
Denis also said: “Apart from the pleasure that the recognition has brought, it has been most pleasing to hear from so many people: people that reflect all of the many aspects of my life – their best wishes are much-appreciated and make the Award all the more memorable.”
We at Woodford Bourne/Robert Roberts could think of many more reasons for the recognition and are pleased to have an excuse to share in Denis’ celebrations! We offer our congratulations and best wishes for the ceremony that will bestow the Honour.