Sleaford's Jayne Field to receive MBE in New Year's Honours list
A SLEAFORD woman is to receive an MBE after being named in the Queen's New Year's Honours list.
The vice-chairman of Sleaford Concert Band, Jayne Field has been recognised for services to the band and to the communities in Sleaford and North Kesteven.
Jayne Field, who has devoted much of her spare time to the band for 14 years will receive an MBE (Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) at Buckingham Palace around May-time this year.
Jayne who was born in Sleaford and works as an administrator for the NHS, was nominated for the award and found out she had won in November last year.
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She said: "I couldn't believe it when I received the letter. I struggled to keep the news to myself but I was absolutely delighted."
Jayne will receive full details of the ceremony at Buckingham Palace nearer to the time but will continue to play a big part in the band in the mean-time.
She said: "We have lots of exciting projects coming up this year including a trip to Paris."
The band of 60 players will perform at Euro Disney and at the band-stand at Notre Dame during a five day trip to France at the end of May.
The Sleaford Concert Band was formed on May, 9, 1998 and has developed into one of the leading wind bands in Lincolnshire.
The band has won numerous awards for its charity work having raised more than £30,000 in the last 10 years.
It was nominated for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service in 2012 and although unsuccessful, it did get into the last five nominations from the whole of Lincolnshire.