Port Vale co-owner and chair Carol Shanahan has been awarded an OBE for services to the community in Stoke-on-Trent.
Shanahan has been recognised alongside others nationwide who have made a significant contribution to the UK’s Covid-19 response.
During the pandemic lockdown Carol oversaw the transformation of Port Vale FC into a thriving community hub which has been assisting thousands of families across Stoke-on-Trent for more than six months.
Carol galvanised volunteers, local businesses and staff from Port Vale FC, and sister companies Synectics Solutions, Summit Hospitality, as well as the Port Vale Foundation and Hubb Foundation charities.
Together this team has overseen the delivery of more than 160,000 meals to homes across the Stoke-on-Trent – benefitting more than 50,000 people, 32,000 of whom are children.
Hubb Foundation staff worked closely with more than 40 schools across the Potteries to identify the most vulnerable families and Carol has constantly assessed the level of support required to meet their needs.