Did you know, Belle Isle is the home of an MBE recipient.
Margaret Hayes was awarded the MBE for Services to the Community in 2003, in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Margaret attended the ceremony at the Leeds Civic Hall with her Family, friends and members of the Community. The Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire Mr. John Lyles presented Margaret with her award.
Before this she had spent a number of years working with disadvantaged people and trying to help them back into work.
Margaret was also a Board member of Belle Isle North Estate Ltd (which later became Belle Isle TMO) and after 15 years became it President.
Margaret sadly passed away in 2009.