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Three Altrincham residents named in the Queen’s birthday honours list

By David Prior at

Three people from Altrincham were included in the Queen’s birthday honours list.

Jon Rouse, Chief Officer of the Greater Manchester Health and Social Care Partnership, was awarded a CBE for services to health and social care.

Rouse, a graduate of the University of Manchester, has responsibility for the devolved £6billion health and social care budget for the city region.

He said: “I am honoured and humbled by this recognition. I feel deeply privileged doing the job I do and I am passionate about making Greater Manchester the best place for health and care.

“Throughout my career I have been privileged to meet and be supported and inspired by so many extraordinary people, and to that extent this award is as much about their contribution as it is my own.

“I am deeply proud to work for the NHS and in public service, and would like to pay tribute to my wonderful family who support me in all I do.”

Leslie Kay from Hale was awarded a British Empire Medal

Hale’s Leslie Kay, 95, received a British Empire Medal, having spent more than six decades looking after elderly people in Manchester’s Jewish community.

“It was a big surprise when I got the letter informing me, but a very pleasant one,” he told the Jewish Chronicle.

And Lawrence Cleary, who is also from Altrincham, was awarded an MBE for services to deaf people in his role as founder and chair of the Help Ear and Allied Research organisation.

Cllr Andrew Western, Leader of Trafford Council, said: “Congratulations to everyone who has been named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

“Receiving such an honour is fantastic recognition of the significant contribution these people make to their communities.

“We are delighted and proud to have so many individuals from Trafford included in the list.

“Their achievements and commitment to helping make a difference have improved the lives of so many in the borough.”