Mrs Eileen Holt, of New Plymouth, QSM, for services to stroke victims and the community
Mrs Eileen Holt helped establish the New Plymouth Stroke Support Trust in 1986. She is current Patron and has been a committee member and President. She has organised monthly meetings, outings, activities and fundraising for hundreds of stroke victims, and until recently produced a monthly newsletter for the Trust’s members. She is the secretary of the Norfolk Women’s Institute and an active member of the Waitara Savage Club and her local marching team. Mrs Holt regularly knits singlets for premature newborns at the Taranaki Base Hospital’s Neo Natal Unit and beanies for the Norfolk Women’s Institute to distribute to schools.