Community stalwart honoured by Queen

By Alex Jones in Local People

A CHARITY stalwart has been honoured by the Queen in the New Year’s Honours list after spending decades serving residents in and around Tywyn.

Barbara Jones, 80, who has lived in the area since she was a teenager and has devoted her life to the Red Cross, has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM).

She first joined the charity when she moved to Tywyn in 1955 to make friends and, aside from a brief sabbatical to raise her children, Barbara still works with the organisation to this day.

Alongside her sterling work with the healthcare charity, the conscientious octogenarian also found time to assist with the Tywyn and District Memorial Hospital Appeal Fund, work as a school governor, help establish the two Red Cross charity shops in Tywyn and Dolgellau, organise numerous fundraisers and much more.

As a result of her efforts, Barbara is now set to receive her BEM for “services to the British Red Cross and the community in Gwynedd”.

Read the full story in today’s Meirionnydd edition of the Cambrian News

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