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On May 12th this year, Marie and her good friend Trish Lewis made their way to Buckingham Palace for the very special presentation of the BEM to Marie for her dedicated service to African Village Support and the charitable work she does in Eastern Uganda. At precisely 4pm four very special people appeared on the terrace of Buckingham Palace; Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall. Unfortunately we could not take photo’s of the royal family however as you will see below we were able to take a photo of Marie on the royal lawns, sitting with Trish outside the palace and later at the Café Royal.

Marie’s son Steve took Marie with Julie to the Cafe Royal where they had a wonderful time and Marie was presented with the gift the trustees had bought for her to commemorate her British Empire Medal that she has been awarded for her dedicated service to African Village Support. A photo of Marie wearing her medal will be available soon.

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Phone: +44 (0)7825 650127

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By Post: Marie Cates
1 Cockpit Cottages, Cockpit Road
Great Kingshill
Bucks HP15 6ER

African Village Support is registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with registration number 1164318.

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