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Black Country woman shares delight after winning British Empire Medal

A Black Country woman has received recognition for her commitment to volunteering by receiving a British Empire Medal (BEM).

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Lyn Head, being awarded for her community work. She is a Trustee and volunteer with the Dudley Canal & Caverns Trust, and runs the Chit and Chat group.

Lyn Head, from Dudley, received the news of her award in the New Year and King's Birthday Honours List.

Sharing about how it felt to be nominated for the award and to win, she said: "It is still unbelievable that I have been recognised for the award, and I'm still not sure who nominated me.

"As part of the celebration I attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on the week of the King's Coronation, and it really did make me feel proud to be British.

"I will be receiving my award on November 17, and it will be presented to me at Dudley Canal and Caverns, which is where I volunteer, at the Chit Chat group.