Royal treatment for our Lesley

The prestigious ceremony will take place at Lancaster Castle.
The prestigious ceremony will take place at Lancaster Castle.

A Morecambe woman will receive a right royal honour during a prestigious ceremony at Lancaster Castle on Friday April 25.

Breast cancer survivor Lesley Waite, from Lancashire will receive a BEM (Medallist of the Order of the British Empire),for her work with Lancaster University and for the RNLI.

The BEM rewards an achievement or contribution of a very ‘hands-on’ service to the community in a local geographical area. Lesley will be among a number of Lancashire recipients on the night.

Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth KCVO, will be making the presentations, which were announced in The Queen’s New Year Honours List.

The investiture will be carried out in the stunning Shire Hall by Lord Shuttleworth, Her Majesty’s representative in the county.

Lord Shuttleworth said: “This is the fourth BEM Investiture conducted on Her Majesty’s behalf in the historic setting of Lancaster Castle since the BEM’s reintroduction. The common thread for each one is the outstanding commitment and service to others of the recipients.”

Lesley, 56, received the medal for her services to higher education. She is deputy manager of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the university and also honorary treasurer of the RNLI at Morecambe lifeboat station.