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93-year-old receives award from President of Poland

Febronia Krzanicka, 93, received the award for dedicating her life to helping others Photo: ITV Central

A 93-year-old grandmother from Nottingham, who has dedicated her life to helping others has received an award from the President of Poland.

Febronia Krzanicka has lived in Carlton for the past 60 years but is originally from Poland.

On Saturday she was awarded 'The Knights Cross' for services rendered to the Polish community in the UK, in particular Nottingham.

Famous recipients of the award include former US President Dwight D.Eidenhower and Holocaust survivor and campaigner Simon Wiesenthal.

The Knights Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta Credit: ITV Central

Febronia Krzanicka's services to the Polish community include helping to establish a Polish school in Nottingham, taught several generations of children as a volunteer as well as being an active member of the Polish community in the county for over 50 years.

The 93-year-old volunteers at a weekly group for OAPs at a Polish Catholic Church where she prepares hot meals and entertainment, despite being older than any of the attendees.

Her family say she is "a genuinely inspiring & uplifting lady who deserves to be recognised for her contributions to a significant number of people in Nottingham."