Doreen Saxon this week visited the House of Parliament to collect her award for services to the local community. After 25 years service to the people of Skelmersdale Doreen received the MP Heroes Award in a reception to celebrate the work of volunteers from across the UK.
“I am delighted Doreen received this award in recognition of the work she has done in her local community over the past 25 years. The Greenhills Community Centre is the biggest testament to Doreen’s work in her community. She fought for 18 years to get the funding for a new community centre and following the recent fire she is fighting hard to get it open again.”
“There is no question that Doreen is fully deserving of this award. I think it is the very least we can do to recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of people like Doreen and the contribution they make to their local community. I am certain there are many people within West Lancashire who are just as deserving of these awards.”
Councillor Doreen Saxon said:
“I am very proud to receive this award. This is not just for me but for all the people in the local community who I have worked with over the years."
“I would like to encourage everyone to get involved in their local community. It may seem like hard work for no reward but it is completely the opposite. When I see the enjoyment local groups from children through to pensioners from the activities they use."
Every year Members of Parliament get to nominate a constituent who has given great service to their local community. If you know someone who has made a difference to their local community and would like to nominate them for next years awards then please contact Rosie Cooper’s Office on 01695 570094.