The Breathe Easy group with the award.
AN Isle of Wight lung charity was chosen from more than 250 to be presented with a new award.
Breathe Easy Isle of Wight, based in the respiratory department of St Mary’s Hospital, was chosen by the British Lung Foundation from other Breathe Easy groups around the UK for the first Dame Helena Shovelton Award — awarded for demonstrating innovation and hard work.
The award, named after the former chief executive of the British Lung Foundation, was presented at the charity group AGM.
Chairman Andy Savage said: "This is a wonderful achievement for Breathe Easy Isle of Wight. The last two years have been fantastic in the support our members have given to the group.
"We have worked hard to promote and raise awareness of the support we provide to anyone on the Island living with a chronic lung condition."
Breathe Easy Isle of Wight will be at Sainsbury’s, Newport, with Father Christmas and his elves today (Saturday) and Sunday from 10am until 4pm.