Last month the Friends of Hednesford Park were presented with The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
The award was officially received on 2 June 2020, however due to the Covid pandemic the presentation event was cancelled twice.
Choosing to have a smaller presentation on 20 August, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire Ian Dudson CBE KStJ and his wife Jane Dudson, presented crystal to Dawn Harrison and John (Wolfie) Jones, the Friends of Hednesford Park’s longest serving volunteers. A certificate was also presented to Chloe Harrison and Erica Bennett (Youngest Committee Member and Committee Member from the beginning of the group).
Kelvin Stephens, Chairman of The Friends of Hednesford Park said “Although the presentation of award has been delayed for a year, it seems appropriate seeing as we celebrate 2 anniversaries this year. Hednesford Park was officially opened on 11 May 1931, 90 years ago and it is The Friends Group’s 10th anniversary this September.
“The Friends of Hednesford Park are delighted to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. The award recognises the dedication of our amazing team of volunteers who deliver weekly support groups for mental well-being and regular activities for the community in Hednesford Park, even through the current unprecedented times, we have continued to support the local community in any way we can.”
Councillor Doug Smith, Chairman of Cannock Chase Council said “I was delighted to witness the Friends of Hednesford Park receive their much-deserved award. The Council are incredibly proud of what they have achieved.”