One of West Norfolk’s most recognisable characters has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, which has been published tonight.
David Foulkes, from Hunstanton, has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in recognition of his dedication to fundraising for a host of good causes.
And, showing no signs of slowing down, he is due to be out and about in the resort tomorrow to complete a sponsored walk in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
Another Hunstanton resident to be honoured is John Crisford, national chairman of the Royal British Legion, who has been awarded a CBE for voluntary service to former military personnel.
Two members of staff on the Queen’s Sandringham estate have also been recognised.
They are assistant accountant Colin Ivor Garrard, who has been appointed as a Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO) and receptionist Marian Adela Plumley, who will receive the Royal Victorian Medal.
Famous figures in the list include singer Rod Stewart, who has been knighted, England cricket captain Alastair Cook and broadcaster Janet Street-Porter, who receive CBEs, and television double act Ant and Dec, who have been awarded OBEs.