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Retro themed tea party put on at retirement home by Co-Operative staff

James Hockaday

James Hockaday

Retro themed tea party put on at retirement home by Co-Operative staff

A family tradition and years of service has been rewarded with a prestigious prize.

The Windsor Lions presented The Melvin Jones Fellowship to Diane Purchase on Monday, May 16.

With 16 years under her belt, she is a long serving member of the group and in 2004 was the first woman president of the club.

The Melvin Jones Fellowship is a Lions International award where nominees are elected by their peers.

Diane said: “I am honoured and not a little flattered that my colleagues should feel that I merit such a prestigious honour.  I am very grateful.”

Her involvement in the group follows family tradition as her parents were also lions.

Diane’s husband Harry also won the award after his own stint as president and now their four children are involved in the club.

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