Jersey charity founders on New Year Honours list

Dr Margaret Bayes Dr Bayes said her MBE was effectively an honour for "all the unpaid carers on Jersey"

The founders of two Jersey charities have been appointed MBEs in the New Year Honours list.

Dr Margaret Bayes has been recognised for her work in founding and chairing the Jersey Association of Carers Incorporated (JACI).

The Rev David Shaw, the Rector at St Clement, also becomes an MBE for services to people in Kenya.

David Moody was also honoured and will receive the British Empire Medal for services to the Jersey Sea Cadets.

Dr Bayes told BBC Jersey her honour was "very lovely indeed".

She said she was being appointed an MBE "on behalf of all the unpaid carers on Jersey".

Bankrupt hospital

Mr Shaw, who has worked on aid projects in Kenya, said: "I'm slightly embarrassed because really it's everyone else that's doing all the work.

"We started off with a hospital that was bankrupt near Mombasa and we've been working there for about five years now," he said.

He said he was looking forward to his investiture.

"I'm sure it will be a highlight of 2013 and if it helps bring some more publicity to help the project, that would be even better," he said.

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