Voluntary group win Queen’s award

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A group of West Lothian volunteers who provide sporting opportunities for disabled youngsters have been recognised with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

No Limits, who provide services across West Lothian, host a weekly multi-sports club in Linlithgow.

The prestigious award, the highest any voluntary group in the UK can receive, is given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on June 2 – the anniversary of Her Majesty’s Coronation.

Anne and Stuart Gurney from No Limits attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on May 20 where they met the Queen along with other winners of this year’s awards.

No Limits will be presented with their award from the Lord Lieutenant of West Lothian, Isobel Brydie later this summer.

Paul Weddell, the club’s secretary said: “The Club are extremely proud and feel honoured receiving such a prestigious award. We are shortly going to celebrate our 20th anniversary and our success has been all down to the commitment of parents, carers and volunteers to whom we are especially grateful because we couldn’t do it without them.”