Published: April 2, 2009
Berrow resident receives her MBE from Prince Charles

Prince Charles has this week presented a community-spirited resident from Berrow, near Burnham-On-Sea, with an MBE during a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Andrea Johnstone, pictured, travelled to London with her daughters to receive the award, which recognises her voluntary service to the community.

Mrs Johnstone was instrumental in raising thousands of pounds towards the rebuild of Berrow Football Club's changing rooms after a huge fire in 2005.

Andrea told "The ceremony went very well - it was a very grand occasion."

"Prince Charles led the investiture and spent several minutes asking me about Berrow and why I had been nominated."

"My family were certainly proud and it was wonderful to have my four daughters with me for such a special day."

Andrea is also a former Chairman of Berrow Parish Council and has been a parish councillor for many years. At the end of 2008, she was named in the Queen's New Year Honours - as first reported here.


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