Top award for Maresfield resident

A Maresfield based charity leader has been honoured with a top award.

Dr Gillian Bullock is chairman of the charity CHADIK, which supports health and education of deprived children in Kenya.

The former medical researcher was ‘thrilled beyond words’ to be awarded the British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours list. The award was also a double surprise for Gillian as the announcement was published on her 85th birthday, with the celebratory party on hold.

Gillian has been Chairman of CHADIK since its inception in 2012, she said, “I was stunned to be chosen and fully recognise that I receive this great honour on behalf of the hard working CHADIK teams both here and in Kenya and also on behalf of all the most generous friends and supporters here and world -wide. This is a great boost for CHADIK. [Her late husband] Steven and I went to Kenya in 2007 and were asked to help raise money for deprived kids.

Since that time we have been involved in a number of projects.”

Wealden District Councillor Roy Galley has been a long term supporter of the charity. He added,
“I am delighted that Gillian has received this well-deserved honour. She has worked tirelessly and positively to support the health and education of disadvantaged children in Kenya. This is a fitting tribute to her dedication and hard work.”

Further information about the work of the Charity can be found on its website.