TANHOUSE resident Mary Smithurst has received an MP’s Hero Award from Rosie Cooper MP.
Mary was nominated by Rosie for this accolade following many years service for the local community and was delighted to present the certificate to her.
Rosie said: “Mary’s award is in recognition of the many years work and commitment to the local community in Tanhouse and across Skelmersdale. I was delighted that we can highlight the work she has done and I am delighted to present Mary with her Hero Award.
“I think it is only appropriate to recognise and celebrate all the hard work that takes place everyday in our local by people volunteering. This MP’s Hero Award is just a small thank you for those individuals, such as Mary.
Mary said: “I am delighted to receive this award. I am proud to have been nominated. My involvement with a variety of groups and organisations over the past 30 years has been a real pleasure. There have been times when it has been tough but it has always been worthwhile.
“For most of this time I worked alongside my best friend Mary McDonald who unfortunately is no longer here, but I feel I am sharing this award with her.”