"LOCAL HUMANITARIAN RECOGNISED FOR CONTRIBUTIONS TO COMMUNITY"
"A charitable community leader has been recognised at the House of Lords following years of dedication
to supporting her community through music. Worcester resident Rosemary Hutton, 52, has been commended
for her outstanding commitment to organizing charitable fundraising events for a variety of causes. It is this
selfless responsibility that has landed the local hero one of the country’s highest accolades –
a British Citizen Award (BCA).
Launched in January 2015, the BCA, in partnership with InMoment, recognises extraordinary achievements
by everyday people who have made a positive difference to the lives of others that may otherwise have
The gifted singer and community champion was presented with her BCA Medal by
Dame Mary Perkins, co-founder of Specsavers and patron of the awards, at the Palace of Westminster
on 7th July, after devoting over two decades to the benefit of others.
Rose has dedicated her life to the entertainment industry ever since she started singing at 14 years old. In 1991
she began her solo career, soon after combining her musical talents and passion for helping others
less fortunate than herself. Rose has devoted her time, energy and expertise to a wide range of
charitable fundraising events in aid of local and national charities.
County Air Ambulance, Acorns Children’s Hospice, Kemp Hospice and Diabetes UK are just some of the charities
to have benefited from Rose’s tireless efforts. Her contributions to her community have benefitted the charities
immensely and a significant amount of money has been raised from the events that Rose has been involved with.
As a result of personal ties to type-one diabetes, which affects both her cousin and a family friend,
Rose is particularly devoted to helping the diabetic community.
Rose said: ‘I was absolutely shocked and heartened when I learned I had been awarded a BCA. I never expected
to receive this type of recognition for doing something that brings me so much joy. It’s truly an honor and a
blessing, especially being nominated by someone who has been by my side throughout this journey.’
Acorns Children’s Hospice, a charity that supports the care of children with life-limiting or life-threatening
conditions, is the largest national charity that Rose is involved with. For the past 23 years Rose has been
running concerts for the hospice, with proceeds totally thousands of pounds.
Rose continued: ‘It’s amazing to see how the money that’s been raised has helped the charities.
When I’ve been shown around Acorns I can see where the donated money has gone to improve the facilities.
It’s remarkable when people can come together for the benefit of others and see positive results.
I love that my work helps other people, and I’m so grateful for the people who’ve helped make
every charity event such a success.’
Along with the charity work Rose does, she also runs her own entertainment agency and has been caring of her husband of 25 years who has a chronic illness. Mike Faulkner, Founder of The BCA, said:
‘Rose has been an inspiration to so many people and because of her
generosity so many people’s lives
have been changed for the better.’".