Pam Cocksedge Honoured
The Island Hall was packed with a very well dressed crowd at lunchtime on Friday 27th April to witness Pam Cocksedge receiving her MBE. The news of Pam’s award was announced in the Queen’s birthday honours list last summer and Pam asked if she could receive her medal in Sark rather than in London. Pam is a trained nurse and moved to Sark 38 years ago. She is well known here for her work for local charities and is always on hand at jumble sales, coffee mornings and other fundraising events. What many did not realise is that Pam also does a huge amount of work off the island mostly with the Vitalise charity that helps elderly and disabled people take holidays.
Pam was presented with her MBE by the Lieutenant Governor, Air Marshall Peter Walker in front of an audience of over a hundred friends and family members. Pam was delighted to be able to receive her honour here in Sark saying, with typical modesty, that much of the work she does would not be possible without the support she has from other islanders so she wanted to share the occasion with as many as possible. After the ceremony there was a buffet lunch and, of course, a toast to Sark’s latest Member of the Order of the British Empire.