Gordon presents award to local legion champion
Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden and Veterans Minister Derek Twigg MP made a joint presentation on Friday to Blackpool community champion Mrs Irene Hargreaves from the Blackpool British Legion.
Mrs Hargreaves has led a committed group of poppy workers and fundraisers for the past 15 years and has raised £365,000 for the annual Poppy Appeal.
Mr Marsden nominated Irene Hargreaves for the ‘MPs Heroes Award’ which celebrates community contributions made by older volunteers.
Mr Marsden commented “I was delighted to nominate Irene Hargreaves for the MPs Heroes Award. Her outstanding and dedicated work each year to support the British Legion in Blackpool deserves recognition and I raised her work as well as that of other local volunteers in Parliament recently. Mrs Hargreaves commitment is something we can all be proud of.”
Mr Marsden was joined by General Sir Alexander Harley.