CAMPAIGNERS from across the borough have received recognition from The Queen in her birthday honours round-up.

MBEs have been awarded to Raymond Dainton, from Westhoughton, for services to children with special educational needs.

And Colin Liptrot has been similarly honoured for services to diversity and inclusion.

Ray, a member of the Freemasons and the owner of Rotary Test Drilling, has been a fundraiser at Birtenshaw School for a number of years.

His grandson, who has cerebral palsy, was educated there and he has staged several charity events at Marshes Farm.

Later when another grandson was diagnosed with the same condition, the accomplished pianist started doing the same for Firwood High.

He was recognised by town councillors in Westhoughton three years ago for his fundraising efforts with a special civic award.

Colin works in mechanical electrical instrumentation control and automation for the Environment Agency and has contributed to efforts to support LGBT staff within the civil service.

The pair join autism campaigners Eira and Harold Heywood, Special Olympics ace Kiera Byland and Radcliffe food bank organiser Tina Harrison, who have each received British Empire Medals.