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The Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire (representing King Charles III) came to the Alne recreation ground last week. He visited the village to present the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service to Alne Parish Leisure Association (APLA). This award is the MBE for volunteer groups and was handed by the Lord-Lieutenant to Dr Robert Brech who has been the Honorary Treasurer of APLA for all of its forty years.
Robert said: “The award is in recognition of a community effort over forty years. APLA is a registered charity. It was set up in 1982 and since that time, 230 individuals have served on the APLA and Alne Street Fayre committees, putting in thirteen-hundred person-years of service. And this is not to mention the hours put in by so many volunteers on Alne Street Fayre day. This award is in recognition of all of them.
““This award was given as part of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and we can note that this is the last set of Queen’s Awards that were given and, if all goes according to plan, most people here today will never see another one. After King Charles, there is King William and then King George, so the first possible next queen would be George’s daughter, if he has one, and I calculate that she wouldn’t succeed to the throne until at least 2100. So we have something that is now quite rare!”
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