News & Events in Warwickshire

October 2023

BEM Presentation Joanne Horne

Tim Cox, The Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire presented a British Empire Medal on behalf of His Majesty The King to Joanne Horne at the Embankment Restaurant in Stratford upon Avon on Sunday 22nd October.

Joanne set up a Stratford Luncheon Club in 2016 to bring together people in the community . It started with 10 members and now has over 750 people. It also raises money for various charities and this year is supporting the Shakespeare Hospice. Joanne has raised approx. £100,000 since she started in 2016.

Tim Cox commented that the Lieutenancy is always looking for people who are doing wonderful work in the County and who may be considered for national recognition. People can find out more on