Quakers and the new year honours list

Quakers honoured

Two Quakers were named in the New Year Honours List. Kay Marshall of Penarth Meeting has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to healthcare and homeless people. Sheila Hancock of Hampstead Meeting becomes a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for her work as an actor and director.

There is also a knighthood for Roger Carr, the former chairman of Cadbury. In 2010, he signed a deal to sell the company, which was established by the Quaker Cadbury family, to US-based multinational Kraft. Job losses are expected at Cadbury’s historic centre in Bournville, Birmingham, after Kraft decided to move the headquarters to Switzerland.

Equality campaigner Peter Tatchell said that Carr had received ‘a British honour for an anti-British economic decision’.

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