THE QUEEN has recognised four people on the Isle of Wight for their hard work and dedication to a range of charities and organisations.
John Phillips, the founder of John's Club, has been awarded an MBE for his services to people with learning disabilities.
Mr Phillips, 59, has learning problems and dyslexia, and has dedicated his life to helping others.
Matt Searle has been given an MBE for services to British citizens abroad, particularly missing persons.
Matt, of Union Street, Ryde, is the chief executive of the Lucie Blackman Trust, which was set up by Lucie Blackman's father Tim, following her murder in Japan in 2000.
The founder and organiser of Friends of the Animals, Helen Sinclair, of Newnham Lane, Ryde, was also rewarded with an MBE, for services to animal welfare.
Wendy Gannon, founder of Friends of Brading Roman Villa, received a BEM — British Empire Medal — for voluntary services to heritage on the Isle of Wight.