A WOMAN from Lydiate has received the MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list for services to workplace wellness and to the community in Merseyside.
Mother of two Marcia Glanvill, who works an administrative officer for HMRC in Bootle, has shared her experiences of having Fibromyalgia to raise awareness and understanding of the long-term condition that causes pain all over the body.
For the last 25 years Marcia has also volunteered as a Girlguiding leader in Lydiate.
She threw herself into a fundraising campaign for a new building to successfully replace the group’s “falling down, freezing cold hut” and credits the organisation with keeping her active.
She said: “Volunteering is the best thing – it keeps you young.
“We recently had a Brownie Christmas party and played games and I was there, jumping up and down with the girls and having fun. It really is the best.
“Last summer we held our own mini outdoor festival and it rained like mad – just like Glastonbury!
“Receiving the letter was a complete shock but I was absolutely delighted beyond words.
“I never thought people at my grade in work would ever get anything like this, but this proves anyone can.
“When I rang my husband Paul to tell him, he was thrilled to bits and brought me home a great big bouquet of flowers.
“He’s given me the space to be a Girlguiding volunteer for the last 25 years and is very supportive of everything I do and has often helped with fundraising events and upkeep of our new Girlguiding Centre, and he deserves this as much as me.”
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