2 Jan, 2024 @ 10:45
1 min read

Four British expats in Spain are named in King Charles’s New Year’s Honours list

THIS edition of the New Year’s Honours list included four British expats in Spain. King Charles’s list recognises Brits across the world for creating a positive impact in their communities. 

Susan Hannam and Margery Anne Taylor were amoung the honorees

This year’s honorees include celebrity baker Paul Hollywood, actress Emilia Clarke and England goalkeeper Mary Earps. 

Although the list includes many stars, it also recognises the efforts of many advocates, charities and aid workers. 

Now, British expats in Spain are dominating the 2024 list, with four given honours in this year’s edition. 

Susan Hannam, vice-president of Cudeca, a palliative care charity and hospice, has been awarded an OBE for her services.  

Hanham has ‘dedicated her life accompanying patient’s in their last moments’ in Spain’s Costa del Sol. 

Living in Benalmadena, she has volunteered with Cudeca for decades, developing the charity’s at-home palliative care, training volunteers and helping in the non-profits’ charity shops. 

Speaking to Planet Marbella, she said: “I was amazed and honoured when I received the phone call from the Ambassador as it is directly due to my life for the last 30 years with the Cudeca Foundation.”

Hugh Elliot, British Ambassador to Spain, added: “Susan’s work in palliative care with Cudeca started over thirty years ago and has made a difference to the communities in which the charity is so active. She has helped others in their hours of need, year after year, and is thoroughly deserving of this wonderful recognition.”

Three other Brits were also honoured in this year’s list. 

Margery Anne Taylor, District Treasurer and Training Officer for the Royal British Legion, Spain South was awarded an MBE for ‘services to veterans in Spain’. 

Deborah Carol Edgington, former Councilor for Tourism in Antigua, Fuerteventura, was also awarded an MBE for ‘services to British Nationals in Fuerteventura. 

Meanwhile, Philip David Brown, president and co-founder of Mojacar Area Cancer Support (MACS Charity), was given a BEM for ‘services to people with cancer in Spain’. 


Yzabelle Bostyn

After spending much of her childhood in Andalucia and adulthood between Barcelona and Latin America, Yzabelle has settled in the Costa del Sol to put her NCTJ & Journalism Masters to good use. She is particularly interested in travel, vegan food and has been leading the Olive Press Nolotil campaign. Have a story? email yzabelle@theolivepress.es

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Previous Story

Young man, 28, dies after throwing himself from a seventh floor balcony in Spain while high on hallucinogenic mushrooms

Next Story

Italian mafia boss, 53, is arrested at a luxury hotel on Spain’s Costa Blanca – where he had hoped to enjoy a New Year’s Eve party

Latest from Andalucia

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press

Why is Spain the leading provider of IVF treatments in Europe?

SPAIN accounts for 15% of all in vitro fertilization (IVF)

Electromagnetic Fields: Protection Measures and Precautions

The omnipresent electromagnetic force (EMF) phenomenon is essential for the