A district nurse has been recognised for her 18 years of community work by the Queen.
Candice Pellett, who has worked as a district nurse in Bourne since 1995, visited Buckingham Palace last month to receive her OBE for services to nursing.
Her day was made even more special as it was Queen Elizabeth II herself who presented the medal.
Candice, who lives in Spalding, was recognised in the New Year Honours List in January.
She said she had been overwhelmed in November when she opened a letter saying she had been put forward for the honour and even more thrilled when calls from reporters started coming in on New Year’s Eve.
The news was particularly poignant as Candice’s father died in Christmas 2012. Speaking in January, she said her father would have been “exceptionally proud”.
Candice works for the Lincolnshire Community Health Services Trust. She is also a representative on a number of national groups, such as the Prime Minister’s Care and Quality Forum.