A SPECIAL ceremony was held to award excellence in the community, where Matlock Derwent Valley Lions were presented with an award.
Held at The Dome in Buxton, and under the heading of volunteering and fundraising they were presented with the award by Cllr George Wharmby, chairman of Derbyshire County Council.
Due to ill health, Lion President Wendy Sanderson was unable to attend but was overjoyed with the award.
He said “Our club was set up 32 years ago and it is so wonderful to have our community service recognised in this way.
“We shall continue to help local people and groups and welcome anyone who would like to consider joining our small but happy band.”