CRY was delighted to hear that in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2014, CRY Patron John Barrowman was awarded an MBE in recognition of his services to entertainment and contribution to charity.
The 47-year-old Glasgow-born entertainer, who has also hosted TV shows and enjoyed a successful West End career, has been honoured for his services to entertainment as well as his contribution to charity. John became a Patron of CRY in 2010 stating
“I’m pleased to offer my support to this truly worthy organisation. That so many healthy young people die from this silent syndrome is tragic. CRY is working hard to protect our young people with their programs for research and prevention. I’m glad to add my voice to CRY.”
On hearing the news of his MBE John declared: “I’m going to enjoy it for the rest of my life.”
“It’s one of the proudest things, thus far, that has ever happened to me,” he added. “I never expected to get an honour like this. You hear about other people getting them but never expect it yourself.”
He went on: “I am completely honoured by it, I’m proud to be a British subject, to be part of Great Britain, to be honoured by the Queen and for it to be run through by the Government. I am absolutely thrilled and had no hesitation at all in accepting.”