11:00AM, Sunday 06 November 2016
A great-grandfather has had more than 30 years of dedicated community service recognised at a special awards ceremony at the House of Lords.
Karnail Pannu, one of the five founding members of the Windsor and Maidenhead Community Forum (WAMCF), was a guest at the British Community Honours Awards, on Friday, October 21.
The grandfather-of-10 and great-grandfather-of-two received the gong to go with the MBE he was made in the New Year’s Honours List for services to the community in Maidenhead and Windsor through his work with the WAMCF.
The awards, which are now in their 16th year, promote the ‘success and contribution of minority communities in British life’.
Speaking about the prize, Mr Pannu, who lives in Clare Road, called it a ‘great honour’.
He added: “We [WAMCF] have a committee, we have trustees – it’s a very established group and I can’t claim anything personally.”