June 11, 2009
Two League of Jewish Women groups have been given the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, an accolade equivalent in status to an MBE.
The league’s North-West Region, covering Greater Manchester and the Fylde coast, has been recognised for its work with the Jewish and wider community, such as helping at hospitals, schools and care facilities. Headstart, a sub-group based at Manchester’s Christie Hospital, works to boost the morale of chemotherapy patients.
Regional vice-president Averill Moore said the 550-member organisation was “overwhelmed, thrilled and excited”.