first_imgA COUNTY Donegal woman has been given an award by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth for her services to charity.Georgie Duncan, originally from Fahan, works tirelessly for children’s charities in Dumbarton.She runs a court house team room with profits going to children’s hospices. She received the British Empire Medal (BEM) in the Queen’s birthday honours.Beanfeast, her Scottish charity fund, recently broke through the Stg£100,000 mark.Georgie, a farmer’s daughter from Fahan  was accompanied to the ceremony at Kilmardinny House in Bearsden by her son, William, her sister, Marjorie Nicol, and her friend, Desmond Armstrong, from Derry.Sheriff Simon Pender joined lawyers and court staff from Dumbarton’s courts as  Georgie was presented with her medal from the Queen. Deputy Lord Lieutenant Owen Sayers said the honour was presented in recognition of the work Georgie had done for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS), which runs Robin House at Balloch.Mr Sayers said: “Georgie is a tireless fundraiser and volunteer and the money raised by her and her team have helped to provide essential care for children with life-limiting conditions and support their families.“Alongside supporting and promoting the hospices, she has raised the incredible amount of more than £100,000 so far by raising awareness of their work in the local community and through her management of the sheriff, high court and justice of the peace court tearoom.”Georgie, who retired from her work at Strathleven Bonded Warehouses in Dumbarton in 1995, was “absolutely delighted” with the honour.She said: “I could not do this work without the help of my dedicated band of volunteers.” She was voted Dumbarton’s Citizen of the Year in 2010 and is actively involved also in helping elderly people in the community as a member of the Senior Citizens’ Welfare Committee.DONEGAL WOMAN HONOURED FOR CHARITY WORK BY BRITAIN’S QUEEN was last modified: September 24th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:BEMDunbartonGeorgie DuncanQueenlast_img