Badges of honour for community work

Gilson Lavis and Mary Evans are presented with their Queen's Badges by John Hayes MP.  Photo supplied.
Gilson Lavis and Mary Evans are presented with their Queen's Badges by John Hayes MP. Photo supplied.

Members of the 1st Spalding Boys and 2nd Spalding Girls Brigades celebrated success during an awards evening with South Holland and the Deepings MP John Hayes.


The event at Spalding Baptist Church included a drama production based on the Bible character Jonah and Mr Hayes presenting leadership awards to several young people.
There were also special awards for Gilson Lavis and Mary Evans, both 18 and pictured with Mr Hayes, who achieved Queen’s Badge status after two years working at residential events, community service and in the church.
Mary is the first girl in Lincolnshire and eighth member of her family to get the award for which her and Gilson also had to develop their sporting ability. Photo supplied.