Local organisation Middleton Elderly Aid has been awarded a prestigious regional community award.
The organisation, which was set up in 1989 to promote independence amongst the over 60s of Middleton, is the latest recipient of The Duke of York Community Initiative Award.
The Duke of York founded the initiative in 1998, primarily and actively encouraging the development of community spirit, individual leadership and initiatives in Yorkshire and the Humber.
The initiative supports projects through a dedicated award scheme and recognition of excellence. Its principal aim is to foster and increase community spirit throughout Yorkshire and is only awarded to community schemes of outstanding merit which meet the rigorous and robust assessment criteria.
Middleton Elderly Aid Chief Officer Dawn Austwick said:
“Being awarded the Duke of York Community Initiative is a fantastic achievement and a real honour for us and the members who give their time so freely.
“We are very proud of the work we do and this award is a marvellous seal of approval.”
Simon Blagden, Chair of Trustees for The Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award scheme, said:
“On behalf of myself and the assessment panel, I would like to offer our congratulations on what is a great achievement.”
Middleton Elderly Aid received its award from The Lord Lieutenant of the East Riding of Yorkshire, the Hon Susan Cunliffe-Lister, who also read a personal message from The Duke of York, who was unable to attend the ceremony because of thick fog across the country.