Royal date for 91-year-old volunteer worker Dorothy

VETERAN Wath charity worker Dorothy Logan has won a top award after more than 50 years’ service as a volunteer

Dorothy received a Diamond Champion pin at a ceremony in York and is now due to meet the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall at a special event at St James’s Palace next month.

Dorothy has been working with a number of charities, including the Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Families’ Association, the Royal British Legion and the Aurora cancer charity for more than 5half a century.

She is one of 800 people in the north-west and Yorkshire and Humberside whose service has been recognised by the older people's charity the WRVS and one of only 10 who will meet Charles and Camilla.

The WRVS’s Diamond Champions scheme aims to recognise the contribution that people over the age of 60 make through volunteering.

Sue Collins, WRVS head of services in the North West and Yorkshire and Humber, said:  “It's a fantastic way to recognise the work of these volunteers, who make such a difference to the lives of others in their community.  They are all amazing examples of the kind of volunteer work being done by older people across the region."