Royal recognition for 'over the moon' Amelia, 22

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A 22-year-old from Leicestershire says she is ‘gob-smacked’ and ‘over the moon’ to be recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list.

Amelia Collins-Patel has become a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for voluntary service to children and young people.

Amelia, from Thurnby, has spent the lockdown months helping to make sure people have not felt lonely or anxious by arranging catch-up chats in the community and helping run sessions with an organisation called Project Hope which was set up to help 13 to 25-year-olds struggling during the pandemic.

She told LeicestershireLive: “I just feel over the moon, I’m gob-smacked but obviously so happy.

“I’ve had to keep this a secret from

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