The fundraising dedication and efforts of Judith Graham has seen her awarded with the BEM in recognition of services to children in this year’s Birthday Honours.
The 66-year-old, from Fulham, was chairman of the Chelsea branch of the NSPCC for 14 years until 2013, during which time the group regularly raised more than £50,000 a year - making it one of the top fundraising branches in the country.
However, she said she did not deserve the accolade: “So many people work so much harder than I ever did and achieved just us much or a lot more.
"I am very honoured to be picked out but I feel a bit of a fraud. More people deserve it than me.”
She is still an active member of the branch and praised the work of the charity.
She said: “It’s a wonderful charity, but its sad that in this day and age we need a charity like the NSPCC. There are so many children out there who are vulnerable and really need help.”