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Superkids founder Margaret Williams gets MBE

Among "local heroes" in the New Year Honours was Margaret Williams of Flint, who receives the MBE.

Mrs Williams, 64, is founder and senior coordinator of the charity North Wales Superkids.

From its first year in 1999, it has grown from giving presents to 150 disadvantaged youngsters at Christmas to more than 1,400.

In 2002, Superkids was presented with the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award and in 2008 Mrs Williams was awarded Citizen of the Year.

As well as Christmas gifts, the charity organises trips to the pantomime and craft clubs.

"We're all volunteers and it keeps us out of mischief," said Mrs Williams.

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  • 30 Dec 2013
  • From the section Wales