Daphne Bowes, a tireless community worker in Pickering, has been honoured by Ryedale Lions Club.
Mrs Bowes, of Middleton Road, Pickering, has been awarded the club’s annual Certificate of Appreciation, from President Vic Hall.
He said: “The list of Daphne’s many contributions to the people of Pickering is quite amazing. Without the often unseen and unrewarded efforts of people like her, many community services simply wouldn’t be able to run.”
Among her many commitments, Daphne organises the Tuesday Luncheon Club at the WRVS Centre, provides temporary accommodation for homeless young people through the Safe and Sound Homes (SASH) organisation, is chairman of Pickering Events Group, and runs drop-in soup and coffee sessions at the Potter Hill Methodist Church.
In addition, she organises theatre trips for older people, is a member of the organising committee of Pickering Foodbank, and supports Fairtrade in Pickering. Last year she played a leading role in a sleep-out in Pickering to aid SASH.
“I really appreciate this award but I accept it on behalf of all the team that works with me,” said Daphne.