A COMMUNITY group from Wem has accepted a prestigious award from the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire for their volunteering efforts

On July 31, Wem Town Hall hosted the towns Getting Older Adults on Line team presentation of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service 2019.

Members of GOAL were delighted to have a representative of the Queen’s, Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire Anna Turner, in attendance as well as more than 100 guests including Wem Town mayor Philip Glover.

The event started at 4pm where guests enjoyed tea and coffee before the certificate and crystal trophy presentation at 5pm.

Nicky Kershaw read out the citation followed by the presentation of the award to the team. Bob Dibben received the certificate and Brian Gee received the crystal trophy on behalf of the team.

The Lord Lieutenant then gave a congratulatory speech, followed by a thank you from the Chairman of GOAL Phil Moyse MBE.

Brian Gee set the celebratory tone of the evening when he said: “That’s one small heavy trophy for GOAL, and one giant leap for Wem Technology”

Guests were then invited to enjoy a finger buffet and more tea and coffee.

After the presentation, GOAL chairman Phil Moyse said: "Our guests were delighted that the Lord Lieutenant visited every table and had a chat with them.

"The planning and dedication to make this a very special event in the town of Wem went extremely well.

"Excellent teamwork, good vision, happy guests, sponsors and the town hall staff, well done to all."