Cloud 9 charity manager is appointed MBE

A charity worker who has helped sick and terminally ill children has been appointed MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Elizabeth White, from Gloucester, took over the Cloud 9 charity in 1993 when founder Clive Boseley suddenly died.

She worked as a nurse in the early years of the charity and, with a team of volunteers, she organised table sales, race nights and dances.

In 2005, the charity was awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Others honoured in Gloucestershire include Dr Beri Hare, the principal of Stroud College, who has been appointed OBE.

Dr David Thackeray, the head of archaeology at the National Trust and from Stroud, was also appointed OBE.

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