SAIF Member is awarded British Empire Medal31/12/2020 // No Comments
SAIF is delighted to report that Member Martin Rowley of Rowley and Sons Family Funeral Services in York has been awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM).
Martin was awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Years Honours List published on 30th December. He will receive the award at a ceremony at a later date. Martin achieved the honour for services to the community in York. The services include being school governor for 27 years (some of this before he settled in York) and for working on several local and national charity boards.
The British Empire Medal is awarded for meritorious civil or military service worthy of recognition by the Crown. The current honour was created in 1922 to replace the original medal, which had been established in 1917 as part of the Order of the British Empire (source Wikipedia).
Martin Rowley and Sons Family Funeral Services is run entirely by family members.
(Photos show Martin ‘doing his job’ above and the whole family, including Barney the dog, to the right.