Roger Morgan, Chairman of The Courtyard Board, was presented with a British Empire Medal (BEM) in a ceremony at The Courtyard on Sunday 19 November.
The BEM was presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant for Herefordshire, The Dowager Countess of Darnley in front of Dr Morgan’s friends and family. Also in attendance were the High Sheriff for Herefordshire The Rev’d Lady Lisvane, Mayor of Hereford Cllr Sharon Michael and Chairman of Herefordshire Council Cllr Brian Wilcox as well as members of the Hereford Cultural Partnership and Courtyard staff.
Roger Morgan was awarded the BEM in The Queen’s Birthday Honours List to reflect his voluntary service to the local community in the arts. The presentation which took place on Sunday 19 November, celebrated Roger’s volunteering work and his commitment to The Courtyard. During his speech he thanked his fellow volunteers, The Courtyard Staff and his wife Sue for all of their support.
Ian Archer, Chief Executive and Artistic Director of The Courtyard, said: “The Courtyard is very pleased to have been a part of the presentation of Roger’s BEM. It was a lovely ceremony which reinforced the importance of volunteering within the arts in Herefordshire”
Roger Morgan, Chairman of The Board, said: “It was a special occasion to receive the honour from Lady Darnley in front of my family, friends, Courtyard staff & volunteers and other members of the Herefordshire cultural community. I was very touched that so many people would turn out for the celebration and I am very grateful to all the Courtyard staff who organised it.”
Image: The Dowager Countess of Darnley with Roger Morgan