Redlingfield was well represented as the Rural Coffee Caravan was officially presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK, recognising outstanding work in their communities. More than 70 people including staff, volunteers and trustees gathered at Felsham Hall Barn, Bury St Edmunds for the presentation. Hazel Abbott, Janet Norman-Philips and Mike Ager were there from Redlingfield. Hazel Abbott, was presented a Queen’s Award badge for her support and superb baking - wonderful cakes and savouries, while Janet Norman-Philips and Mike Ager, were given a badge for their help with grant applications and the project’s website (www.ruralcoffeecaravan.org.uk). Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant - Clare, Countess of Euston presented the crystal award to Rural Coffee Caravan founder Sally Fogden, and the certificate to CEO Ann Osborn. The Rural Coffee Caravan has been visiting Redlingfield once a month, April to October, since April 2008 providing a great place to meet up for a chat and valuable information and help to villagers. Pictured below are Sally Fogden, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant - Clare, Countess of Euston and Ann Osborn. Also pictured proudly displaying her badge is Hazel Abbott.