Sue McDermott, voluntary Non-Executive Director of a national bereavement charity, received the OBE from the Queen on 13 October.

  The honour recognises a lifetime of service to education and particularly for her outstanding impact in supporting children and young people grieving a significant and often devastating loss in their lives.

  Sue has supported grieving children and young people for twenty five years in a range of roles, including National Director and now voluntary Non-Executive Director and Trustee of Rainbows Bereavement Support GB.

  This national charity operates in most of the schools across the Diocese and in over 1300 schools throughout Great Britain.