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British Empire Medal for Deana

Updated: Jul 1, 2022

Deana Emerton, a longstanding member of Nantwich Inner Wheel, and Past

President several times over, was awarded the BEM in the Queen's

Birthday Honours List.

Over many years Deana has been active in fundraising for our

community.The Church of England Children's Society:Leighton Hospital

League of Friends where IW members manned the tea bar.Deana and her

husband Gerald are staunch supporters Nantwich Museum and at Deana's

suggestion The Museum has become Nantwich IW's on going community

project providing volunteers to man the front desk; an annual Pancake

Day fundraising coffee morning and a successful pre-pandemic Garden

Party in Deana's garden.

Acton Parish Hall has been actively supported by Deana and Team . an

annual Race Night has raised substantial funds and when a

defibrillator was installed outside the hall Deana organised a Life

Savers day course, provided by instructors from Manchester and to

which numerous local organisations were invited.Her IW wheel team

provided a soup and roll lunch for participants who went home with a

an official certificate.

Deana has been a leading light of the Nantwich Flower Club and with

her team has overseen numerous magnificent flower festivals, flower

displays, and a Christmas Tree display, both for her local Acton

Church and numerous other churches in the area. Last Christmas, when

we thought Christmas had been cancelled, Deana, undaunted, got the

team to decorate the outside of the church giving pleasure to numerous


Over the years Deana and Gerald have hosted fundraisers in their

garden so a surprise tea party was arranged By IW at Harvey's near

Chester in honour of Deana's BEM. Apart from her "official"fundraising,

there have been many small acts of kindness and support for those in

need. Deana has been a pillar of her community for many years and our

congratulations go to her on her richly deserved BEM The medal will be

presented at Tatton Hall by the Lord Lieutenant of the county at a

later date.

Deana Emerton, in the foreground, with other members of Inner Wheel Club of Nantwich

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