South Cave's Norman Elliot honoured by Queen

Norman Elliot
Image caption Norman Elliot, 79, is also a church warden

A man who has raised thousands of pounds for sporting facilities in his East Yorkshire town has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Norman Elliot, 79, from South Cave, has been appointed MBE for services to the community.

He was a key member of a team which raised £730,000 for a new sports pavilion in the town, which has been named after him.

He said: "To be honest I can't really take it in."

He added: "It was a question of 'why me', I have just enjoyed and am still enjoying what I do."

Mr Elliot is secretary of the town's football and rotary clubs, chairman of the cricket club and a church warden.

He also visits elderly and housebound people, gives lifts to people who need to get to hospital and promotes sporting activities in local schools.

Prison officer

Other people in the Humber region to be recognised on the list include Moosa Gora, the Muslim Chaplain at HM Prison Full Sutton, for services to faith and diversity in the Prison Service, who has been appointed MBE.

Michael Garland, 60, from Hull, has received the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to cricket.

Mr Garland, 60, took over the role of league secretary of the East Riding Amateur Cricket League in the early 1980s and remained in the post until the league was merged with other local leagues in 1997.

He is a committee member of the East Yorkshire Cricket Alliance and encourages young people to take part in the game.

Other recipients of the BEM include Roy Duxbury, a senior officer at HM Prison Everthorpe, near Brough, for services to support vulnerable prisoners and Harold Mason, from Rawcliffe, East Yorkshire, for services to the community.

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