Former Arsenal and Scotland goalkeeper Bob Wilson has been appointed an OBE for his charitable work to improve the lives of seriously ill young adults.
Wilson used to present a breakfast television show
Following his daughter's death from cancer at the age of 31, Mr Wilson set up the Willow Foundation in 1999.
The charity gives the patient a "special day" of their choice, such as a day shopping with a friend, or a party for the family.
Mr Wilson, of Christchurch, Dorset, set up the foundation with his wife, Megs.
Also honoured in the New Year Honours was Captain Michael Fulford-Dobson, the Lord Lieutenant of Dorset between 1999 and 2006.
Capt Michael Fulford-Dobson, of Cerne Abbas, has also been appointed an OBE.
In 2006, he received an Honorary Doctorate from Bournemouth University "in recognition of his royal work within Dorset and his enthusiasm, tireless attention to detail and dedication to the county".
Veterinary surgeon Philippa Rodale was appointed a MBE for services to animal welfare and to the community.
Miss Rodale specialises in homeopathic remedies for horses and practices countrywide from her Puddletown surgery.
Also appointed MBE for charitable services in Dorset was Winifred Spicer, one of the vice-presidents of the Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.
Lady Spicer, 80, helped set up palliative care for people with cancer and similar life threatening diseases in the 1980s, initially with a home care service and finally the opening of the Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester in 1994.
Lady Spicer said: "I feel a bit of fraud. There are so many other people who do so much, but I do feel honoured that they have recommended me."
"The trust has been part of my life for more than 25 years."