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Queen's Birthday Honours list for Teesside

Philip Boyle
Image caption Philip Boyle has run a children's badminton club for 36 years

A victim support worker and a former physics teacher are among those from the Teesside area recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

Catherine Purdy, chief executive of social housing provider, Vela Homes, has been appointed OBE.

Those made MBE include Glenis Sanderson, for services to the Victim Support Service.

Philip Boyle, who taught physics at Darlington's Hummersknott School, is honoured for services to education.

For the past 36 years he has run a children's badminton club which has competed in national and international tournaments.

Mr Boyle said: "It's a case of getting them to believe in themselves, to support and encourage them to achieve.

"We've had to do a huge amount of fundraising for the touring we've done, and the running costs.

"In addition we've also been able share that with charity fundraising and developed a sense of community and responsibility in that way."

Others MBE appointees include John Forsyth for services to music in Teesside, and David Brinley Hughes for his services to HMS Trincomalee and to the tourist industry in Hartlepool.