Derry and Raphoe Mothers’ Union stalwart, Elizabeth Fielding, has been honoured by the Queen for her work with the Foyle Child Contact Centre.
Mrs Fielding was awarded a Medal of the Order of the British Empire (BEM), in the New Years Honours which were announced on Friday evening. The citation said the honour was "For services to Foyle Child Contact Centre, Londonderry."
Foyle Child Contact Centre is one of a number of diocesan projects which MU volunteers assist with. It provides a relaxed, neutral environment in which parents and children who no longer live together can meet and spend time in each other’s company. The contact centre, itself, was awarded a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – equivalent to an MBE – in the Queen’s Birthday Honours last June.