Mrs Patricia Tucker received the BEM award for services to the community of Berrynarbor in North Devon
Posted on: 10 October 2012
Patricia Tucker moved to Berrynarbor in 1986 with a passion to serve her community.
The Church is a focal point of the village and Patricia chose to serve on the Parochial Church Council as Church warden and treasurer.
Patricia has been involved in various church activities including, flower arranging, cleaning, acting as a Deacon in administering the chalice and welcoming visitors and holiday makers into the church.
In addition, Patricia started a village lunch scheme, which meets every month at the local pub and caters especially for the elderly and lonely. She also regularly visits people in the village who need help in one form or another – sitting, talking, shopping or helping in the home.
Patricia has been actively involved in fundraising events and was instrumental in raising the money to set up the village Post Office and Shop.
For over 20 years Patricia has been a pillar of strength to many people living in Berrynarbor and her impact on the community has been profound as she always goes that extra mile to be supportive.