Celia Gledsdale, the leader of the Lydgate Stitchers, was surprised and delighted to learn that she had been chosen to receive Lydgate’s first “Above and Beyond Award”.
Journalist, Ken Bennett, launched the “Above and Beyond Awards” in Saddleworth to acknowledge residents who go the extra mile to support the villages, and as any member of the Stitchers will tell you, Celia certainly “fits the bill”.
Her untiring enthusiasm and encouragement are an inspiration to all, and the two beautiful wall hangings produced by the Stitchers are acknowledged “works of art”.
At a ceremony on October 20th, at Dobcross Band Club, Celia was presented with a certificate, a lovely clock, and a copy of a letter sending Queen Elizabeth’s “good wishes for a most memorable and enjoyable event”. Celia’s husband, Peter, accompanied her to the awards dinner, as did Stitchers’ members, Lorna, Lesley and Dorothy.