A COUPLE who have clocked up 100 years of joint service between them have been given a British Citizen Award (BCA) for their services to the community.

Joy and John Hudson, of Norton, aged 70 and 75, were among 36 medallists honoured at a ceremony in Westminster. They were honoured for their work developing Malton Cricket Club and the Fitzwilliam Sports Association over many decades.

All the BCA recipients received a medal inscribed with the words “For the Good of the Country”.

Joy said: “The letter advising us of our awards left us speechless. Volunteers don’t expect recognition or awards, they just do what they can to help others.”

They were nominated by their daughter, Joanne Wedgwood, who said: “I am now in my 50s and my mum and dad still spend almost every day either at the cricket club or at home doing work related to the club. They are fantastic, selfless ambassadors for the sports club.”

Nominations are now open for the next round of awards, which will take place in July. For more information visit britishcitzenawards.co.uk.