Chorley Pals Memorial Secretary and Co-Founder Steve Williams has been acknowledged as a ‘Community Hero’ by Prime Minster, Gordon Brown.
The Brindle-based First World War historian and author was invited to 10 Downing Street recently. He and his wife, Pam, spent time in the Prime Minister’s residence along with fifty other specially invited guests from across the country – all there because of their charity and community work.
Steve Williams said “I was absolutely shocked and delighted to be invited – my wife and I had a fabulous time”.
Whilst at No. 10, Steve invited the Prime Minister to visit Chorley and see the memorial for himself. Commenting on the invitation, Steve said “Just like a politician – he didn’t say ‘yes’, but he didn’t say ‘no’ and I hope he takes up the invitation, perhaps when he is on the election trail”.
Whilst in London they were entertained at the House of Lords by Lord Hoyle, the father of Lindsay Hoyle, the Member of Parliament for Chorley. Of the invitation, Lindsay Hoyle said “Steve deserves to be recognised for what he does within the community and for all his hard work with the Chorley Pals Memorial over the last three years”.