Burntwood embroidery group receive Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Members of a Burntwood organisation have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The honour went to Embroidery for Burntwood Community for their efforts to provide embroidery as art work to public buildings and churches in the town.

Members of the Embroidery for Burntwood Community group with Cllr Pam Stokes, Cllr Norma Bacon, Cllr Janet Eagland and Cllr Sue Woodward

Members of the Embroidery for Burntwood Community group with Cllr Pam Stokes, Cllr Norma Bacon, Cllr Janet Eagland and Cllr Sue Woodward

A reception, organised by Burntwood Town Council and hosted at the Burntwood Community Memorial Hall, was attended by HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson CBE CStJ, Staffordshire County Council chairman Janet Eagland, Lichfield District Council chairman Norma Bacon and Burntwood Town Council chairman Pamela Stokes.

Cllr Sue Woodward, who nominated the group for their award, said: “This was a very special evening for the Burntwood Embroidery Group and the town as a whole.

“We all enjoy the lovely embroideries dotted around and should celebrate their achievement. The group have my warmest congratulations and I was delighted to play a part in the presentation evening.”

Barbara Marshall receives the group's Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Barbara Marshall receives the group’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The presentation event also saw examples of the embroidery work on display.

Barbara Marshall, leader of the group, said: “We are all very proud to have been chosen for such an award and I’m so pleased that each member of the group received a certificate to acknowledge their contribution.”

The embroidery collective was formed in 2001 and has created pieces including one at the Memorial Hall commemorating the area’s mining heritage and men lost in war, and a piece on display at Burntwood Library which celebrates views of the town and its historic buildings.

Cllr Stokes added: “I know how much time and talent goes into these beautiful works and I’d like to thank the group on behalf of Burntwood Town Council for all their efforts.”

For more details about Embroidery for Burntwood Community contact Barbara on 01543 686965.

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