Newman Alumna awarded British Empire Medal

16/11/2020 by Sinead Staunton

Newman Alumna Ceri awarded British Empire Medal

Ceri Davies graduated from Newman University with a Masters in Youth and Community Work in 2015. Since gaining her Masters Ceri has gone on to create her own charitable organisation ‘More Mascots Please CIC’.

More Mascots Please is a Community Interest Company (CIC) located in Dudley in the West Midlands. The aim of the organisation is to make a difference to the lives of disabled, disadvantaged and life limited children, based in the Black Country and Birmingham areas, of whom require a little extra support and assistance to get through their everyday lives.

More Mascots Please CIC facilitates events for children and young people, with all the money raised going directly back into the company and is used not only to make a difference to the lives of children and young people, but also to make their wishes become a reality.

Due to the work that Ceri completes as part of her community interest company for disabled, disadvantaged and life limited children, she has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

Ceri comments “It is a pleasure to be recognised for my voluntary work over the past 11 years and I just wanted to thank Newman University for the wonderful education they have given me. During my period at Newman I learnt skills that I have carried with me throughout all of my career and as a result have allowed me to achieve this wonderful recognition from Her Majesty.”

Ceri has used her own experiences of being diagnosed with Tethered Cord Syndrome and most recently sepsis to help disadvantaged and life limited children who need support, and so far has helped over 500 children with More Mascots Please. Ceri has also been a governor for Birmingham Children’s Hospital and is a Disability Rights Activist and Public Speaker.

This is a fantastic achievement and Newman University congratulates Ceri on her achievements.