RUISLIP Rugby Club has been praised for promoting the development of the grass-roots game by the Rugby Football Union.
The club picked up a President's XV Award, supported by QBE, for its successful annual fireworks night.
The club recruited 72 new volunteers to promote the fundraising night, which attracted more than 3,000 people.
Ruislip RFC's innovative thinking set them apart from the other entries vying for an award, which recognise and reward voluntary projects. The club received a £500 cheque and a special trophy at a recent awards bash.
RFU president John Owen said: "It's gratifying to see clubs like Ruislip RFC coming up with creative solutions to help develop and progress our game. There are so many volunteers across the country working hard to support rugby in their area, who all deserve praise for their ongoing commitment."
Eddie Keal, chairman of Ruislip RFC, added: "The fireworks display is really hard work but, ultimately, all the volunteers at the club pulled together to put on a brilliant event."