OBE

UK NEWS: ACTOR KWAME KWEI-ARMAH AWARDED OBE

Actor and playwright Kwame Kwei-Armah (born Ian Roberts) has been awarded a OBE (Order Of The British Empire) by Queen Elizabeth II for services to drama. He said the honour was a tribute to the “immigrant’s dream” that brought his parents to the UK from the West Indies. Kwei-Arma¬†got his big break when he was cast as paramedic Finlay Newton in the hit BBC 1 drama Casualty. He then went on to write and star in numerous plays including the critically acclaimed []

UK NEWS: OBE FOR ACLT FOUNDER BEVERLEY DE GALE

ACLT (African Caribbean Leukemia Trust) founder Beverley De Gale has been awarded an OBE, after launching a campaign in 1996 and working tirelessly since then to recruit bone marrow donors after her son Daniel De Gale developed leukaemia. Via The Telegraph Beverley De-Gale, 51, decided to take action in 1996 when she learnt that that her son, Daniel, faced odds of one in 250,000 of finding a donor match as a member of an ethnic minority. At the time only 550 people []