Maureen receives Lord Mayor's medal
MAUREEN Coles has been given a Bristol Lord Mayor's Medal for decades of campaigning, volunteering and improving the community in Begbrook and Stapleton.
She has been involved with the Begbrook Retirement Club at Greenfinch Lodge since it opened so it was fitting that she received the medal from the club’s founder Councillor Lesley Alexander, the current Lord Mayor.
Maureen has been a community champion for five decades and has worked with family and friends to help protect and preserve city heritage sites including Stoke Park as well as starting and running Friends of Begbrook Green Park.
Maureen also played a big part in establishing the Begbrook Community Centre.
She was one of 21 “unsung heroes” who were presented with medals by Councillor Alexander.
She said: “It is inspiring to hear about the good work that these selfless individuals have done to support people in need across the city.
“They are truly dedicated to helping others and their work provides an absolute lifeline to so many people. This event is a way of celebrating that and saying thank you for everything they have done.”