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Queen’s Award joy for vital club

A SOLIHULL club has received the highly-prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services.

A SOLIHULL club has received the highly-prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services.

On Wednesday, members of The Moving On Club were presented with a crystal trophy by the Deputy Lieutenants of the West Midlands.

The group is the first in Solihull to receive the award - which is the highest honour that can be bestowed on voluntary groups and is equivalent to the MBE.

A club spokeswoman said: “We were highly honoured to be selected for this award and recognised as a group which provides a service within the community.”

Set up in 2003, The Moving On Club is open to Silihillians who have previously cared for someone with dementia.

Social events are held throughout the year and since its beginning six years ago the group has blossomed.

It was nominated for the Queen’s Award by Coun Irene Chamberlain (Lib Dem, Lyndon). In June it was named as one of six West Midlands organisations to receive the award

And this week members gathered for the presentation ceremony - which took place at the Mayor’s Parlour. The award and citation will be put on display in the civic suite’s foyer.

Anyone who would like to know more about joining The Moving On Club should call the secretary on 01564 777461

 

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