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ATHLETICS CLUB WINS QUEEN’S AWARD FOR IT’S VOLUNTEERS

The volunteers of Chesterfield & District Athletics Club received royal recognition when the Lord Lieutenant of the County, Mr William Tucker, the Queen’s representative, presented Brian Larder, Club President, with a commemorative crystal to mark the ‘Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’ – equivalent to an MBE  He also presented Kerry Baker, Membership Secretary with the official framed citation and commented very favourably on the quality of the original nomination and the strength of the Club’s volunteer workforce since it started in 1978.  Frank Gorman, Club Secretary, introduced the principal guest and later thanked him on behalf of the Club.  The Club can now include the official QAVS log on their website and any printed material.

The event took place at the Proact Stadium when other dignitaries present were Mrs Tucker; Mrs. Elizabeth Fothergill, the High Sheriff of Derbyshire; the Vice-Chair of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Janet Hill and husband Dave, and the Mayor and Mayoress of Chesterfield, Councillor Steven Brunt and Mrs Jill Mannion-Brunt.

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