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Queen honours community workers

Two women from Jersey have been appointed MBEs in the Queen's Birthday Honours list and a former football chairman has been knighted.

Denise Carroll, an organiser at Millie's contact centre, which allows children to see an estranged parent, said she was shocked by the news.

Ursula Dingle was nominated for the honour for 25 years work with the Jersey Association for spina bifida.

Former Sunderland chairman Bob Murray has been knighted.

'Confidence to succeed'

Sir Bob, who was previously a CBE and lives in Jersey, has been knighted for services to football and education.

He said: "I see this award as being not just for me personally but for my family, friends and many business colleagues I have worked with and who have supported me and helped me achieve my ambitions in life.

"My parents worked extremely hard throughout their lives and did not get the opportunities that many people enjoy today, but they provided me with the values and beliefs that have given me the confidence and drive to succeed."

Mrs Carroll said: "There's a whole team of volunteers at Millie's, I don't know what I've done to deserve being singled out."

The spina bifida branch was set up with Mrs Dingle in the 1960s. She said she was amazed anyone would think her work was out of the ordinary.



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