On Sunday 28th September 2014, Dorothy Whitaker and Peter Whitaker were presented with the Bishop's Badge by the Bishop of Derby, The Rt Revd Dr Alistair Redfern at Derby Cathedral.

120 people from across Derbyshire were given the award in recognition of outstanding contribution to the church and community.

Bishop Alistair said: 'The Bishop's Badge is an exciting part of our life as a Diocese. It's an important moment when we stop to say thank you to people who selflessly, week after week, show what the Gospel is really about. Nobody can apply for it. Your community nominate you. It's a real pat on the back to people who aren't looking for recognition.'