Cherie Blair has been made a CBE in the New Year Honours for her services to women’s issues and charity.
The wife of former prime minister Tony Blair has worked to raise both funds and awareness for a wide range of charities at home and overseas.
Among others, Mrs Blair, 58, is a patron of Breast Cancer Care, Refuge, Scope and the Community Foundation for Merseyside.
Pictured above is Cherie Blair when she visited Thornton Jospice, near Southport in 2005 – Cherie is introduced to Southport resident Karen Givens as husband Bill and daughter Lucy look on.
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