Berkshire

New Year's Honours list sees MBE for charity founder

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Image caption Mandy and her mother Maggie Aldwin work together for the Ichthyosis Support Group

A woman who co-founded a charity for sufferers of a rare skin condition is among those from Berkshire recognised in the Queen's New Year's Honours.

Maggie Aldwin, from Earley, has been appointed MBE for her work with the Ichthyosis Support Group.

Ichthyosis is a genetic condition which leads to the blistering and continual scaling of skin.

Others honoured include Abdul Razag Khan, a foster carer from Slough, who is appointed MBE.

'Regular housewife'

The Ichthyosis Support Group was started by Maggie, her daughter, who was born with the condition, and other families in 1997.

Mrs Aldwin said: "I'm a regular housewife and something like this doesn't happen to me or people I know.

"I'm obviously very proud. I'm delighted to have been put forward for this by my colleagues at the Ichthyosis Support Group."

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Image caption Kathrin Richardson-Walsh is appointed MBE for services to hockey

Elsewhere, Kathrin Louise Richardson-Walsh, the captain of England and Great Britain women's hockey teams who lives in Maidenhead, is appointed MBE for services to hockey.

Andrew Edward Panter, from Egham in Surrey, is appointed MBE For services to charity and to the community in Berkshire.

Athletics volunteer Jasmine Alexis Flatters, from Thatcham, also receives an MBE for services to triathlon.

Angela Jean Money, a Neighbourhood Watch volunteer, receives the British Empire Medal for services to policing and community safety in Newbury and Thatcham.

Shahnaz Akhtar, a foster carer from Slough, is appointed an MBE for services to children and families.

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