The New Year’s Honours list has been revealed – with North Devon surf lifesaver and armed forces charity volunteer among the recipients.
The Queen’s New Year’s Honours list has been revealed - with two North Devon people among this year’s recipients.
Olympic heroes Mo Farah, Andy Murray and Jessica Ennis-Hill were all on the list, as well as Kinks frontman Ray Davies, American Vogue editor Anna Wintour and veteran comic Ken Dodd.
Jackie Avery, from Appledore, was awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for her work with a Forces charity.
And Barrie Charlesworth, from Braunton, was also awarded a BEM for his services to life-saving in North Devon.
Jackie, from Appledore, was awarded a BEM for voluntary service to ex-service personnel through her work with Armed Forces charity SSAFA.
Jackie, who is secretary of the North Devon and Torridge division, has volunteered with SSAFA for 25 years, since her husband David left the Army.
SSAFA works with those who have served and are still serving in the armed forces, helping with issues from accommodation to psychological support.
Barrie, 70, was one of the earliest civilian volunteers with the then North Devon Surf Lifesaving Club and maintains his involvement with Croyde and Saunton Sands surf lifesaving clubs to this day.
As a member of Braunton Caen Rotary he has run numerous Heartstart courses for the British Heart Foundation and the club is also heavily involved in placing life-saving community defibrillators in towns and villages across North Devon.