Pam Butcher honoured by special invitation

Pam Butcher, her dedication rewarded (Photo: courtesy of Paul Stimpson, Table Tennis England) Winner of the Women’s Singles Over 85 category at the 2016 World Veteran Championships in Alicante; unfortunately, a broken arm means that England’s Pam Butcher will miss this year’s European Veteran Championships to be staged in Halmstad, Sweden from Monday 26th June to Saturday 1st July. However, she does have an engagement to which to look forward, a visit to Buckingham Palace. Pam Butcher has received the MBE (Member of the British Empire) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List announced on Saturday 17th June. She received news of the accolade a few weeks ago but the honours list was only made public today; the award being made for services to table