Leigh Ornithological Society celebrates 50th Anniversary with prestigious Queen’s Award

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A BIRDWATCHING conservationist group celebrated their 50th Anniversary earlier this month, presented with the Queen’s Award for voluntary service.

Leigh Ornithological Society (LOS) are made up of a group of volunteers who study and record birds in the area and assist in their conservation, as well as maintaining and managing local wildlife to ensure the survival of certain species.

With the pandemic posing difficulties for the group to meet up and continue their work over the past 18 months, the Anniversary was finally celebrated at an Open Day at Leigh Library on Saturday, October 9.

The group was presented with the Queens Award by Deputy Lieutenant of Manchester, Steve McGuirk, in front of a full crowd of members, friends and dignitaries including Leigh MP James Grundy, Bolton West MP Chris Green, and the Mayor of Wigan, Yvonne Klieve.