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Black Country News: Hat-trick hope for helpers; TIPTON: Group in line for awards.

Byline: By Tony Deeley

A COMMUNITY group which has served the people of Tipton for more than 40 years is on the brink of rounding off a hat-trick of success as it looks for more volunteers.

Tipton Community Association, which was formed in 1964, will receive the Queens Award for Voluntary Service on October 3 from the Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands.

Officials of the association, which collected a trophy in July as central region winners of the Nationwide Community Endeavour Award, will also hear shortly whether it has reached the national final in London in November for the chance of winning a top prize of pounds 2,500.

A third honour is scheduled for November 2 when the association's president, Barry Whitehouse, will receive the MBE from the Queen at Buckingham Palace for services to the community.

Mr Whitehouse, who was awarded the MBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours, said the association was on the look-out for new blood.

He said: "We are looking for more volunteers to join our events team, which is responsible for the organisation of a number of events in Tipton and surrounding areas."

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Date:Sep 1, 2006
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