A COMMUNITY stalwart who has enriched the lives of so many Ellesmere Port residents has been honoured at a Palace of Westminster ceremony.

Henny Moore made the trip to the capital on July 4 to receive a British Citizens Award in recognition of what he had done to help the community over the past 36 years.

It was 36 years ago that Henny started up a group called the Ace Club, for adults with learning disabilities.

Over the years he’s arranged fundraising events, sponsored walks such as routes between Wolverham and Ellesmere Port and bed races, all to benefit the club and all those that attend.

Each week Henny and all his valued volunteers put on a disco which is attended by around 170 people.

With the money raised, Henny purchased a caravan in Prestatyn for the club members to enjoy breaks away.

Henny’s inspiration for the Ace Club came from former colleague Ronnie McNiell, whose selfless concern for orphans earned him the nickname ‘ace’.

Following Mr McNiell’s death, Henny felt there to be a gap in the community and decided to fill it with an organisation honouring his friend.

Henny was overwhelmed with the news that he’d been awarded this amazing accolade.