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CHS Volunteers recognised in 2022 New Years Honours

Children’s Hearing Scotland (CHS) is delighted to announce two of our volunteers have been recognised in the 2022 News Years Honours. Our congratulations go out to Lorna Ward (Dundee) who will receive the award of MBE and Alison Christie (Aberdeen) who will receive the award of BEM.   

Annually, the New Year Honours List pays tribute to outstanding contributions from citizens across the Nation, and in 2022 63% of awards recognise leadership in local communities.   

Lorna and Alison join a growing number of CHS Panel Members recognised by the New Year Honour’s List. The ongoing nomination of Panel Members reaffirms the importance of the children’s hearing system, and the invaluable contribution, and commitment that our volunteers make to ensure young people are at the heart of every decision.  

Children’s Hearings Scotland National Convener, Elliot Jackson said of the award, “Panel members are dedicated to listening and thoroughly deliberating on the best of outcomes for infants, children and young people. Every decision, no matter how big or small, has a huge impact and often the volunteers’ unseen efforts and sacrifices behind the scenes can be hidden, so this recognition is well and truly earned”.  

To learn more about the remarkable 2022 Honour’s List nominations, search the hashtag #ImHonoured on social media or go to