THE chair of trustees at Pendleside Hospice has been awarded the High Sheriff of Lancashire’s Award for Voluntary Services To The Community.

David Brown received the award from the High Sheriff, Tony Attard, at a ceremony at the Guild Hall, Preston.

David, 66, of Meadow Edge, Barrowford, has been chair of the trustees for 14 years and last year led Pendleside during its 30th anniversary celebrations.

His association with the hospice began in 2001 when he was a volunteer in the fundraising department. He took over the role as chair from hospice founder Muriel Jobling in 2004.

David said: “It’s always nice when an individual contribution is recognised and my thanks go to those who nominated me. However, Pendleside Hospice has always been very much a team effort. As chairman, it’s a privilege to be a part of that team and I’m pleased to accept this award on behalf of everyone at Pendleside.”