John Ainley receiving his certificate from the Youth Zone’s president, Sir Norman Stoller

The hard work and dedication of the volunteers who have supported the Mahdlo Charity, which was opened in Oldham six years ago, has been recognised with the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service. The formal presentation of the Award took place at the Monastery in Manchester and was followed by the presentation of Certificates and Badges at Mahdlo on Tuesday by the President of the Oldham Youth Zone, Sir Norman Stoller.

Our Senior Partner, John Ainley, was one of the volunteers honoured at the event. He said ‘I was really surprised and touched to be recognised in this way. I have been on the Board of Mahdlo since it was planned and have been only too happy to make a contribution to such a fantastic organisation in Oldham for young people. To think we have a £5 million facility in the centre of Oldham that provides world-class opportunities for local youngsters is something that we should all be extremely proud of ‘.

North Ainley look forward to supporting Mahdlo at future events.