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Queen's Honours For Yorkshire Emergency Workers, Fundraisers and a Holocaust Survivor

Queen's Honours For Yorkshire Emergency Workers, Fundraisers and a Holocaust Survivor

Published by Matthew Pells at 10:31pm 27th December 2019.

The Queen's New Years' Honours List includes recognition for a former Scarborough Detective Sergeant, the Senior Emergency Operations Centre Manager for the Yorkshire Ambulance Trust, a real life calendar girl and a Yorkshire Holocaust survivor.

Former North Yorkshire Police Detective Sergeant Angie Carey has been awarded the Queens Police Medal. Angie worked on the frontline of child and adult safeguarding for twenty-five years, achieving notable convictions on behalf of vulnerable people. Angie speant many years working to safeguard both adults and children in the Scarborough, Whitby and Ryedale areas.

Trevor Baldwin, Senior Manager at the Emergency Operations Centre of the Yorkshire Ambulance NHS Trust has been awarded the Queen's Ambulance Servide Medal. Trevor's recent work has involved integrating the What3Words app into the operations centers working model to enable control room staff to help callers identify exactly where they are.

Angela Knowles, one of the original models for the Alternative WI Calendar, which created the Calendar Girls phenomenon is awarded the MBE for services to Blood Cancer Research through her work as Honorary president and Fundraiser for the charity Bloodwise.

A Ninety Three year old Holocaust survivor from York is to receive a British Empire Medal for his services to Holocaust Education and awareness.

Marc Schatzberger escaped Nazi Germany as a Jewish refugee in the 1930's. He now tours schools across North Yorkshire describing those events to children.

Marc says that he is humbled by the honour:

In 1938, Marc's parents took the heartbreaking decision to send their only child, aged 12, away to Britain, on a Kindertransport. In England, he was first cared for in a Jewish children's hostel. Afterwards, he was looked after by an uncle and aunt who had been able to gain entry to Britain as domestic servants. 

Whilst in England Marc received news that his parents and other members of his family had perished in Auschwitz.

Marc has been sharing his testimony with students and young adults across Yorkshire for many years, in the past six years alone, he has shared his testimony to over 10,000 people and is asked to speak at schools across the region year in year out. He has made it his mission to ensure that people in his area have access to Holocaust survivor testimony, traveling across the county every month to make this possible. 

 

 

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