Catherine had her BEM presented by The Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire at a special Songs of Praise Service in The Old Kirk at Ladykirk on the afternoon of Sunday 17th November. Catherine has been awarded her medal for her devoted work to the community and especially her work for the Poppy Appeal. She chose all the hymns herself and the service was taken by Rev David Taverner with a tribute by The Rev Alan Cartwright.
What was extra special about the day was it just happened to be Catherine’s 70th birthday and there was a beautiful poppy cake made for her by the Hamilton family. The whole community had pulled together to clean up the church and make laden tables of food at the back of the church.