Last week I was delighted to be able to welcome Mossley residents Irene Raddings and Marie Milne to London in recognition of their fantastic work in the community in Mossley. Every year I can nominate two community activists to attend the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace, and this year both Irene and Marie stood out for me. They both had a great time at the Palace, and they assured me that the cucumber sandwiches were of the highest quality. It was also a privilege to be able to give them a personal tour of the House of Parliament afterwards, ending with them taking in the views of London on the Terrace.
Their accommodation was kindly paid for by New Charter, and the day even got off to best possible start when they were upgraded to First Class free of charge on the train down by Virgin Trains.
Irene and Marie, who was also previously a Town Councillor, do outstanding work in their community in Mossley, and so it was only right that they were recognised for this. They are both important members of Mossley Town Team working to improve Mossley town centre, and also doing great work as part of the Micklehurst Estate Residents Association (MERA). They were fully deserving of being rewarded in this way, and I know that they will continue to work hard and be a huge positive part of the community in Mossley.