A rugby referee who has officiated in more than 2,500 matches has been honoured for his volunteer work.
Paul Rogers, from Rugby, was one of 74 volunteers from Warwickshire to be awarded Year of the Volunteer medals for their selfless work for the community.
Virginia Eneje was rewarded for her work with the African Welfare Association, helping members of the African communities in Coventry to integrate and avoid isolation.
Aasma Nazir, from Dudley, has also been honoured for her voluntary work, organising multicultural activities to raise awareness and educate people about different cultures and religions.
Some of the volunteers acclaimed for their work have overcome enormous challenges, such as Ken Chapman, from Bedworth, who, despite six strokes in two months in 2003, has championed walking in the region.
Mick Ashley, from Leamington Spa, recovered from alcoholism to become a role model, producing and distributing newsletters for Warwickshire Association of Youth Clubs, as well as volunteering in the Bath Place Community Caf> and running bingo sessions.
Another volunteer, Maureen Watkin, from Wolverhampton, has been on call for the St John Ambulance for the last 50 years.
The medals were awarded to the volunteers by the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire.