Group’s efforts earn sheriff’s seal of approval

High Sherrif Robin Battle with Market Rasen Station Adoption group member John F Skelton
High Sherrif Robin Battle with Market Rasen Station Adoption group member John F Skelton
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A ROYAL honour could be on the way to Market Rasen thanks to the continuing good work of the Market Rasen Station Adoption Group.

Having already won multiple awards the team are now up for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

And on Sunday they were visited by High Sheriff of Lincolnshire Robin Battle, who came to see the work done by the adoption group over the past five years.

He said: “I was really impressed by the station I must say.

“I thought it would be really interesting to come and see it as it is everything one looks for a station to be and I hope it inspires other people to do it for their station.

“It’s projects like this that keep Lincolnshire going.”

Two other Lincolnshire projects have also been nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, Lincoln Beaver Band and Age UK in Park Street Lincoln.

Judges can decide to give the prestigious gong to one or all three of the community projects.

The result is expected to be announced on June 1, or June 2.

Market Rasen Station Adoption Group member John F Skelton said: “We have gone through the hoops to get to this stage and now just have to see if we have been successful.

“This is certainly the most prestigious award we have been in the running for, you can’t get much better than the Queen’s Award.

“What we are hoping is to become an inspiration for other people doing voluntary work, whether it’s adopting another station or other projects around the town.

Mr Skelton will also be representing the group at the Queen’s Tea Party, held at Buckingham Palace on June 29.