Christine Gendall has been awarded a British Empire Medal (BEM) for the services to the community in Penzance.  

Christine’s devotion to helping people in the community has seen her in roles such as manager of Churches Together in Penzance Area’s foodbank based at Treneere Estate.  

She has also taken the role of secretary in her home chapel of Wesley Rock Methodist Church in Heamoor, and has been a keen fundraiser for Cornwall Hospice Care. 

A retired district nurse, Christine has lived in Cornwall all her life and became well-respected in her work as a nursing sister in the Penwith community during her career.   

She is also a member of St Levan Local History Group and has written many books on local history.  

Publications she has written include Soil and Toil: A Look at Working Lives in St Levan in the Past, St Levan Letters of Love and War: The Stories Behind the Letters of Harry Trewern and Gertie Foster in the Era of the Great War, along with The Evacuees’ Tale and the Wartime Role of Rowena Cade.