Queen’s award for church group
Thursday 14th July 2016 @ 12:41 by Nigel Skinner
Droylsden News

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Members of the World Mission Society Church of God are celebrating after receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Volunteers were invited to the historical Gorton Monastery to officially receive the award, the equivalent of an MBE honour for voluntary groups.

The award was presented to General Pastor Joo-Cheol Kim and Senior Church Leader
Michael King by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith and the Vice Lord-Lieutenant Edith Conn.

The Queen’s representative, The Lord Lieutenant of the
county, presented the group with a certificate, signed by The Queen, and a commemorative crystal.

General Pastor Joo-Cheol Kim said and Senior Church Leader Michael King said they were “overjoyed”.

They were honoured to have attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May where they met the Queen and other winners of this year’s award.

The church group are well recognised throughout Greater Manchester for their outstanding work, vivid yellow t-shirts, engaging costumes and bright smiles – which they regularly bring to Tameside.

The group have been issued with certificates of appreciation from their local MP Kate Green and all 10 borough councils of Greater Manchester.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

Other local winners this year have been Willow Wood Hospice, Droylsden Youth Centre, Mossley Juniors football Club and Ryecroft Hall Management Association in Audenshaw.