Grace Eyre Trustee Awarded OBE In New Year Honours

Grace EyreThe Grace Eyre Foundation is delighted that Peter Boorman, a longstanding trustee of the Sussex-based charity, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours 2019. 

Peter Boorman, who has a background in nursing, is now the London regional lead for Emergency Preparedness, Resilience and Response at NHS England and receives the honour for his contribution to ensuring the resilience of health services in the event of terrorism, particularly for helping in the wake of the Westminster and London Bridge attacks, Grenfell Tower disaster, Wannacry cyber-attack on the health service and the Croydon tram crash in 2016. 

Peter has been a Trustee of The Grace Eyre Foundation since 2013.  Grace Eyre is a vibrant, long-standing local charity; founded in 1898, we have years of experience in providing high-quality support to people with learning disabilities in Brighton & Hove, across Sussex and parts of London. Grace Eyre now support over 500 people. 

As a Trustee, Peter is responsible for governance and oversight of the management of the charity.  He has been an invaluable asset to Grace Eyre, bringing his skill and knowledge in risk management to his additional role as member of the Risk and Audit Committee.  Peter is a strong advocate for the rights of people with learning disabilities and in addition to his work as a Trustee, has consistently shown his support for Grace Eyre over the years in a number of ways – from attending events such as our annual Artists Open House, acting as an ambassador for the organisation, to donating to fundraising appeals.  The charity is incredibly proud that his professional achievements are recognised by the Queen today. 

Eva Eriksson, CEO of Grace Eyre, says: “I am delighted that Peter has been awarded the OBE, his expertise has been invaluable to the charity and we are very grateful that he has continued to find the time to support Grace Eyre as one of its long standing trustees”

Helen Odeniyi, Chair of Grace Eyre, says: “Peter truly deserves this award. He is so committed to improving the lives of others and it’s a privilege to serve alongside him. I’m so pleased to see him honoured in this way”

Peter Boorman says: “Receiving the award has been truly overwhelming and I hope it will enable me to continue to be an ambassador for Grace Eyre and champion the rights of people with learning disabilities”

To find out more about Grace Eyre or see how you can support us, please visit our website: www.grace-eyre.org