A COUPLE from Pinner have received a national award from Cancer Research UK in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the charity's work.
Leslie and Gillian Moss were named as Honorary Fellowes at the annual Flame of Hope Awards, where extraordinary efforts in fundraising and volunteering are recognised.
The audience heard how Mr and Mrs Moss had shown an exceptional level of commitment to fundraising.
As founding members of the Cancer Research Aid Committee (CRAC) and co-chairmen of Harrow Relay For Life, they have been helping the charity to fight cancer for more than 30 years.
Louise Selman, an area volunteer manager, who nominated the Mosses for the award, said: "Leslie and his family's outstanding dedication and commitment to the charity are second to none.
"Together, they have instilled their belief in the charity, so much, that their 15-year-old daughter, Davina, has also run her own Relay For Life at school."
CRAC began fundraising with wacky ideas like the Great Christmas Pudding Race in Covent Garden, which has raised more than £900,000.
The Harrow Relay has raised just under £300,000, and the Pinner couple are now ambassadors of Relay for Life, a 24-hour walking marathon.
Mr Moss said: "We were very flattered to receive the award as well as a little surprised and delighted.
"We don't do it for awards but it is lovely to have recognition for what you do.
"We have both lost good friends to cancer so it is a cause very close to our hearts."