10:40AM, Friday 13 June 2014
A pair of pioneering charity workers have are among the UK recipients of MBEs following the announcement of the Queen's Birthday honours 2014.
The prestigious annual list was revealed today which recognises the men and women who have committed themselves to serving and helping Britain .
Joanna Barker, of Fishery Road in Bray, has received an MBE for her work as chairman of Target Ovarian Cancer.
The 55-year-old set up the charity three years ago which has already trained thousands of GPs to spot early signs of the disease.
Her work has also helped establish an all-party parliamentary group in the House of Commons.
Suzanne Lear, 67, who lives in Blind Lane in Flackwell Heath, has been commended for her work as the patron of the Lisa Lear Fund which founded in 1979.
Suzanne's work has helped raise more than £250,000 for lymphoma research at University College London Hospital.
The hospital is at the forefront of discovering the genetic causes of blood cell cancer.
The women are among nine others MBE recipients, which stands for 'Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire' in the south east.
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