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Lion Peter gets New Year Honour for services to Horley

Horley Lion and chairman of Horley Cricket Club Peter Moxley

Horley Lion and chairman of Horley Cricket Club Peter Moxley

The chairman of Horley Cricket Club said he wants his New Year Honour to be an award for the community.

Peter Moxley, who is also involved in the Horley Lions Club, has received the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s New Year Honours for his services to the community of Horley.

It is the second award he has received this year for his community work, the first being from Horley Town Council in May.

He said: “I had a letter about a month or so ago and or course you are sworn to secrecy.

“It really is a phenomenal honour, but it fails to recognise I really couldn’t do anything if it weren’t for my mates.

“It should be an acknowledgment of achievement to the people of Horley.”

Peter, 65, has been a member of the Horley Lions for more than 30 years and has recently brought back the annual skittles week as well as being at the forefront of the Horley Carnival.

He is a keen fundraiser for the Surrey charity Young Epilepsy.

Peter, a former manager at Barclays Bank, has also worked hard as chairman of the town’s cricket club helping raise the membership of young people.

He added: “We now have 120 young players, but there are 10 or 11 others who are all volunteers like me, working as well.

“There are many, many people out there who go that extra mile.

“I love working with young people. I think they get a bad deal sometimes and if you keep them occupied they are fine.

“I hope and pray this award is a medal acknowledging the support the community gives itself. Horley is an amazing place.”

 

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