TWO Wiltshire volunteers have been honoured at a national ceremony in London which showcased their work in county sport.

Yatton Keynell Table Tennis Club's Vernon Hughes was recognised by the Torch Trophy Trust, a charity which supports and recognises sports volunteers across the country after being nominated by Table Tennis England for his exceptional service to the sport and the local community.

Hughes was a founder of the Yatton Keynell club and in 15 years of service has raised funds and organised tournaments despite being in his 80s.

Trowbridge Rugby Club's Charles Roberts was also recognised, having been nominated by the RFU, after leading the club's successful move to Doric Park, now a multi-sports community sports facility with its own running track, and fulfilling a variety of roles at the club

Roberts was unable to attend the ceremony but Hughes was presented with his prize by HRH The Duke of Gloucester while Trust president and England football great Sir Bobby Charlton was also on hand at the Army and Navy Club.

The Torch Trophy Trust was founded in 1962 to encourage, reward and recognise the country's three million sports volunteers.