The beautiful village of Tattenhall in Cheshire
Opal: June 2020
OPAL Wins Queen's Award
Local charity Older People Active Lives (OPAL) has been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. Tattenhall is one of six West Cheshire village volunteer groups that make up OPAL, rural West Cheshire's own special charity.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire David Briggs M.B.E, K.St.J honoured OPAL with the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK -- along with a signed certificate from the Queen and an invitation to the Royal Garden Party next year.
"OPAL Services truly is a remarkable organisation which provides what I can only describe as a lifeline for older residents in rural villages throughout West Cheshire," said the Lord Lieutenant. "Thanks to their team of very special volunteers it puts smiles on people's faces and it brings happiness and purpose back into the lives of many."
Opal Services covers rural communities throughout West Cheshire including Frodsham, Farndon, Helsby, Kelsall, Malpas, Tarporley, Tattenhall and their surrounding areas. Comprehensive information on all aspects of OPAL Services can be found on their website — Click Here
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