03:45PM, Friday 03 June 2016
A pair of volunteers working in Maidenhead and Windsor were honoured with an award from the Queen.
Cheryl Mathews and Andy Crowhurst received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their work co-ordinating the Maidenhead and Windsor Community First Responders scheme.
The duo picked up the gong, which is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, at a garden party at Buckingham Palace last month.
The annual prize was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.
Cheryl said: “This is a fantastic award for everyone in our group.
“I’m just really happy to lead a successful team of people who do a remarkable thing for the local community in their spare time.”
The first responders are volunteers who are intended to be first on the scene at an emergency and give first aid before an ambulance arrives.
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