The British Empire Medal  (BEM) has been granted to Mary Kasey in the Queen’s Birthday Honours  List in recognition of her outstanding work for ‘Save the Children’.
Mary has worked unsparingly for the charity locally promoting and supporting the Cheam Village charity shop and has, throughout the years, organised and participated in a variety of fund-raising events playing a major role in raising nearly £3 million over the last 50 years.  She has also knitted over 3000 baby blankets for local hospitals and for babies abroad since being diagnosed with cancer nearly 10 years ago.
The award will be presented by The Lord Lieutenant of Surrey at Loseley Park, later this year, followed by a Tea Party at Buckingham Palace in 2018.