Photo of the Week: Morpeth Lions Receive Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
A group of select Lions were recently honored by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for their outstanding service. The Morpeth Lions Club in England received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2010 for their “commendable response to local need,” including rapid response to local flooding in 2008 and assisting about 50 local charities.
Club members were invited to Alnwick Castle where Her Grace, Jane, Duchess of Northumberland (pictured center with Past President Les Brindley and President Chris Offord), presented the award on behalf of the Queen. She was attended by Captain Iain Moffat, Vice Lord Lieutenant and Bob Biggs who is Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy at Northumberland County Council.
The club called the Award the pinnacle of its 37 years in existence and said it was honored by this distinction. Lions in attendance told the local newspaper that they “look forward to serving the people of Morpeth for the next 37 years … and always remembering that whatever we achieve would not be possible without the support of a generous public.”