Honour for Margaret

A local lady and former WW! Local Hero has won national recognition in the New Years’ Honours list. Bridgnorth Hospital’s League of Friends’ vice president and founder member Margaret Veal was awarded an MBE for her services to the community. But that’s not the only recognition the good-hearted 85-year-old has received; League’s chair Ray Gill says, “Margaret has also been identified as a Hidden Hero by a charity called Roomtoreward and she’ll be treated to a mini break by them!”

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the formation of the League of Friends of Bridgnorth Hospital and the group aim to mark the milestone later in the year. They are holding a fundraising coffee morning in the Hospital Coffee Shop from 10am until noon on Saturday 24 March, and publicity officer Sue Burrows says, “The Easter Bunny will be judging an Easter bonnet competition and there will be a chocolate tombola as well as other stalls. If anyone has chocolate left over from Christmas which they don’t want to eat, please consider donating it to our tombola by leaving it with one of our volunteers in the coffee shop.”

Other forthcoming events include a concert on Saturday 3 March, with the town’s Pop Choir, Show Choir and Gospel and Soul Choirs joining forces – call 07904 556763 for full details – and a fashion show on Wednesday 25 April at Bridgnorth Baptist Church – email bridgnorthlof@gmail.com for details.

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