A life working in education, health and charities has brought an MBE to the Chairman of the Sir Joseph Banks Society.
Dr Cheryle Berry, who lives in Chesterfield, said she was “surprised and delighted by the honour.”
Cheryle spent many years as a headteacher before rising to become Director of Education, first in Middlesbrough and then in Lincolnshire.
In retirement she has been kept very busy working in the voluntary sector.
Her two main volunteer roles are with St. John Ambulance as Chair of the County Priory Group for Derbyshire and an Ambassador for Schools in the East Midlands.
This year, Cheryle has taught First Aid to the housemothers and older children in an orphanage in Southern India.
Cheryle said: “My fondest memories are of seeing young people grow up.
“The number of careers they’ve gone on to is stunning.
“I’m proud of them all.
“I’m looking forward to picking up the MBE. I wish my parents were alive to see it.”
As well as being a Trustee of the Sir Joseph Banks Society, Cheryle is also a Trustee of several charities - including The Carers Federation, Children’s Links and the Lincolnshire Community Foundation.
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