THE Solihull Thursday Club (a division of Solihull Hebrew Congregation) has won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for groups of volunteers.
This honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions and sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering.
The Solihull Thursday Club received the award in recognition of the huge amount of work and dedication its volunteers give in helping to provide support and a social hub to elderly people in Solihull and the surrounding area.
Members will receive a certificate signed by the Queen and an exclusive commemorative crystal. The group also received an invitation for representatives to attend the Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.
Rabbi Yehuda Pink said: “I am delighted that the hard work and dedication of the volunteers at the Solihull Thursday Club have been recognised nationally through this important award.
“Our work would not be possible without the help and support of the many charitable trusts who support us financially in particular Birmingham Jewish Community Care.”