AM congratulates Vale residents recognised with New Year's Honours

South Wales Central AM Andrew RT Davies has congratulated all the Vale of Glamorgan residents recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List. 


Cowbridge resident Professor Thomas David Lewis Crosby – consultant clinical oncologist at Velindre Cancer Centre – was awarded the OBE for cancer services in Wales.


Also awarded the OBE was Michael Raymond Grist – Wales business manager for the Crown Prosecution Service – for services to law and order.


Meanwhile – Penarth-based Paralympian Caroline Matthews – who founded the Cardiff Met Archers Wheelchair Basketball Club – was awarded the MBE for services to wheelchair basketball in the UK.


Stephen Norman Marsh was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) for services to policing.


Mr Davies said, “One the best things at the turn of the year is seeing hard working and dedicated people recognised for what they do – and it is great to once again see a New Year’s Honours List with so many Vale names on it.


“Professor Crosby’s work at Velindre Cancer Centre has saved countless lives – and he fully deserves his OBE. Similarly – Michael Grist has made a huge contribution at the CPS – and he too has rightly been recognised.


“Caroline Matthews picked up 125 caps for Great Britain at wheelchair basketball – representing us at both the 2004 and 2008 Paralympic Games. Her coaching work has also been truly outstanding – and it is really pleasing to see her receive the MBE.


“I also send my deepest congratulations to Stephen Marsh on receiving the BEM. He has worked exceptionally hard in policing and keeping us all safe.


“None of the work any of them they do is for recognition – but it is absolutely right we show our appreciation for the difference they make in our communities.”