STREET Scene Greenfield downed tools for a day to officially receive their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
And the sub group of the Greenfield and Grasscroft Residents’ Association also found time to make a presentation of their own.
As a ‘thank you’ for the hire of their mini bus for a day, the group presented Oldham Mountain Rescue Team with a cheque for £100 outside their new base at Boarshurst Business Park in Greenfield.
They also recruited OMRT member and GGRA chairman, Dr Andrew Taylor, as their chauffeur to Gorton Monastery for a posh luncheon hosted by the Lord-Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, Mr Warren J Smith.
The QAVS is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities.
It was created in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. Effectively, it is an MBE for volunteer groups.
Formed in 2009, SSGG was one of only eight groups in Greater Manchester to receive the QAVS accolade.