10:30PM, Wednesday 30 December 2015
A chief executive from Windsor has been named in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Eddie Lynch, 46, from Imperial Road, is chief executive at Bromley Mencap, a charity that offers services to vulnerable and disabled people.
The Windsor husband and father has been at the charity 12 years and was ‘humbled’ when he found out.
He said: “I found out in November, but I haven’t been able to tell anyone
“I’ve been at Bromley Mencap for 12 years, before that I worked at the BBC. I applied because I thought it looked like an interesting job.
“The charity helps disabled people, any age, their carers and their families. We offer wide range of services including child minding, training and employment and respite services.”
“It was very unexpected when I found out, I was very humbled. But all I can say is that I’m only as good as my team. They are the driving force.”
“We will probably go for a meal to celebrate.”
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