A COMMUNITY champion has received an accolade from Prime Minister Gordon Brown in recognition of her hard work.
Former Chester City ward Labour councillor Gwyneth Cooper was presented with the award at a reception was held in 10 Downing Street.
The honour was to mark Gwyneth’s years of community efforts in both the voluntary and political sectors.
Christine Russell, Labour MP for Chester, said: “I was asked to nominate a community champion in recognition of service given as a volunteer in their home area.
“Gwyn spent many years as a volunteer with the Cheshire Deaf Society and the Committee for the Disabled. She was also one of the founders of Dial House which is now a very successful advice centre for people of all disabilities.
“In addition, she spent nearly 20 years as the unpaid constituency secretary for the Labour Party in Chester.”
Gwyneth said: “I was delighted to be nominated by Christine and to be invited to meet the Prime Minister and his wife Sarah, but I also recognise there are many unsung heroes in Chester who give their time freely and willingly to support causes dear to their hearts.”