British Empire Medal for Dorothy Markham

We are delighted to announce that the founder of Cairn Mhor Childcare Partnership Ltd and the Charity – Muirhead Outreach Project, has been recognised by the Queen for her services to Children, Young People and their Families in Fife. Dorothy Markham, who set up Cairn Mhor 15 years ago, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday honour’s list. This award is given to people who have made a significant difference in their local community with their hands on work and anyone who knows Dorothy knows that this is exactly what she has done. Starting up 15 years ago after a long career in Social Work she decided that she wanted to provide homes offering the best of care for young people who could no longer live with their families. The company has grown over the years and now has 3 houses and has looked after over 40 children during those years. Dorothy had the vision and courage to mortgage her house and risk her own savings to start the company. Not one to stand still, she also saw that there is a real need for help to be offered to families to prevent break ups and children being received into care so she set up Muirhead Outreach Project to meet this very need and it is still going strong providing support in many differing ways to 100’s of families across Fife. We are all so proud of Dorothy and glad that she has now received the recognition she truly deserves for not only having the vision but the drive and determination to make it happen and to ensure that so much support and help has gone to so many young people and their families.

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