Dedicated Rotarian Judith Diment has been made an MBE in the Queen's New Years Honours list - following her extraordinary range of charity work that has included helping the fight to eradicate polio.

She is a former geologist with the Natural History Museum and moved to Maidenhead with her husband Tony in 1982.

She joined Windsor St George Rotary Club in 1996, becoming president in 2004 - then district governor for Rotary across the Thames Valley.

She has played a major role in the Rotary campaign to beat polio and was in Abu Dhabi last month in her role as UK national advocacy advisor for Rotary's International Polio Committee - when the amazing news came through that the British Government had just agreed to make £400million available

She is heading out to Rwanda in 2020 for a celebration of the entire continent of Africa being polio-free, although she admits it will be extremely challenging to finally eradicate it from Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Closer to home she has worked with a number of charities including the Wheelpower charity which provides specialist wheelchairs for disabled people in the UK and the Thames Valley Hospice.

She is closely involved with the Rivertime Boat Trust, which has provided boat trips in Berkshire for 25,000 disabled and disadvantaged people.

She has also found time to help organise the Diamond Jubilee structure erected in the King Edward Court (now Windsor Yards) shopping centre to celebrate the Queen's diamond jubilee in 2012.

She served on the Royal Borough as a councillor from 2016 until 2019.

Mrs Diment says she has always been supported in her activities by her husband Tony, who died five years ago and son Robert

She described the award as a 'great honour'.