The League's long serving Secretary, Pam Wildgoose, picked up a Matlock Mercury New Year Honour on Friday 6th January 2012.  The event, hosted by Mercury Editor Amanda Hatfield was held in the Imperial Rooms, Matlock.

The yearly awards are issued to recognise the great contribution recipients have made to the community.  Pam thanked the Matlock Mercury for its support of the Birth Centre campaign and of course took the opportunity to ask everyone present to become a member of Derbyshire Community Health Trust in support of the Whitworth Hospital.

Our picture shows Rt Hon Patrick McLoughlin MP presenting the certificate to Pam, with Amanda on the right.  Pam has been Secretary since the League was formed in 1967.