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Joy at lifesaver’s award

AFTER decades of striving to keep the public safe, a Hall Green woman has been awarded the MBE.

AFTER decades of striving to keep the public safe, a Hall Green woman has been awarded the MBE.

Janice Cave has worked for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) for the past 32 years. Now she has been recognised in the New Year Honours List for services to health and safety.

At present, Janice is RoSPA’s director of public affairs and also represents the organisation on the European stage. She was thrilled when she received the news about the MBE: “I am delighted that work I enjoy so much should be worthy of an honour. It is wonderful that RoSPA’s vital work in accident prevention is being recognised. I never expected to spend my life in safety campaigning, nor to get an honour for it.

“I have loved every minute of it, and it is very rewarding to feel you are helping to save people from death and injury,” she said.

Tom Mullarkey, RoSPA’s chief executive, said the announcement was “fantastic news”.

“Everyone who knows Janice will be so pleased at her achievement and delighted to see this reward for 32 years of outstanding service to the cause of saving lives and reducing injuries.”

It’s not the first time that Janet has received an honour - in 2007 she was made an honoury member of the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA). She had previously served as the president of the Brussels-based body and was only the third person to receive the accolade.

 

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