A JEWELLER who has donated thousands of pounds to charity has been awarded an MBE for charitable services.
Peter Jackson, of Peter Jackson the Jeweller, said he was “humbled” by the title received in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
He has been instrumental in raising money for charities including the Princes Trust and Derian House Children’s Hospice, the Study into Infant Deaths.
Mr Jackson, 47, of St Annes, said: “It all started in Blackpool, my dad was involved with the organisation that set up the Blackpool Fun Run.
“He sadly died last year but he drummed into me the importance of helping people who are less fortunate.
“More recently I have been involved with The Prince’s Trust and each year I organise a charity golf tournament at Royal Glendale Golf Course in Southport in aid of Derian House.
“I am truly humbled by this and extremely touched, but it did tinge us with a touch of sadness that my father was not alive to see it – he would have been so proud.”
Mr Jackson was joined by Jenna Bailey who received an MBE for her services to vocational skills.
Mrs Bailey, from Poulton, is the curriculum lead for Beauty Therapy at Ashton Community College in Preston.
She was also recognised for her role as workshop supervisor in the international London 2011 WorldSkills competition and also for her work at Ashton Community Science College.
She said: “I am extremely honoured to receive this award which I was nominated for by WorldskillsUK.
“I am passionate about vocational skills and enjoy promoting them as they are vital to the country’s economy.
“I am very proud of all my students, who have worked hard to achieve the medals which have helped to recognise me for this award.”