Anne receives BEM for her services to youth

PUBLISHED: 11:30 23 April 2015

Anne Barratt receives her BEM fpr services to young people in Dunjeswell at a ceremony at County Hall recently. Ref mhh BEM 4. Picture: Matt Austin

Anne Barratt receives her BEM fpr services to young people in Dunjeswell at a ceremony at County Hall recently. Ref mhh BEM 4. Picture: Matt Austin

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Anne Barratt has been Dunkeswell Youth Club's chairman since it formed 12 years ago.

The chairman of Dunkeswell Youth Club has been awarded her British Empire Medal for services to young people and work.

Anne Barratt has been the club’s chairman since it formed 12 years ago, bringing together a diverse bunch of dedicated youth workers to attract more than 100 youngsters every week.

She said: “We’re all from the community.

“That makes a big difference.

“We’re a unique youth club and it’s the young people’s youth club.”

Anne’s three children have all grown up to be youth workers.

The award was made at County Hall and she wore it when she hosted a cream tea afternoon to thank those who helped her make the club what it is today.

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