Bridlington charity swimmer honoured by Queen

A charity swimmer has been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours list after undertaking more than 50 sponsored swims in aid of charity.

Ian Burdekin, from Bridlington, has received the British Empire Medal (BEM).

The 46-year-old has been raising money for Children in Need, Make a Wish Foundation, Mind and Mencap since 1997.

Other people honoured in East Yorkshire include Hull inspector Stephen Lamb for his police and charity work.

Mr Lamb, 53, is appointed as a Member of the British Empire (MBE).

As an inspector with Humberside Police he has acted as a police liaison with Hull's Gender Shift centre, which works with transgender people.

He has also taken part in a number of half marathons to support various charities, including the National Asthma Campaign, NSPCC and Macmillan Cancer.

Other people appointed as MBE's include the clinical director for Cardiac and Neurosciences at Castle Hill Hospital in East Yorkshire, Dr Mohammad Farqad Alamgir, and Gary Warke, chief executive of Hull College Group.

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