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Local volunteers win royal award

Published
02.06.2018

Today, Saturday 2nd June 2018, it has been announced that 11 local volunteer groups have won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Today, Saturday 2nd June 2018, it has been announced that 11 local volunteer groups have won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

The awards are for locally run groups providing a service and meeting a need in the local community.

The winning groups are supported, recognised and respected by their local community and the people who benefit from them.

In recognition of this they will be awarded with a certificate signed by HM The Queen, together with a domed glass crystal.

This year there are eight winning volunteer groups based in Gloucestershire and three based in South Gloucestershire.

The winners are:

  • Art Couture based in Painswick 
  • GL11 Community Hub based in Cam 
  • Gloucestershire Youth Mini Bike Project based in Gloucester
  • Home Start Cotswolds based in Cirencester
  • Tewkesbury Sea Cadets based in Tewkesbury
  • The Cotswold Voluntary Wardens based in Northleach
  • Friends of Bathurst Pool based in Lydney
  • The Holst Birthplace Trust based in Cheltenham
  • Jigsaw Thornbury based in  Thornbury
  • Patchway Festival based in Patchway
  • South Gloucestershire Breastfeeding Peer Support Service based in Downend

Lord-Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter said, “Today is a special day for this year’s award winners. It’s wonderful to see these local organisations and their volunteers recognised nationally. Their outstanding achievements have been rewarded with the Queens Award for Voluntary Service and I congratulate everyone. We are all very proud of them and grateful for their contributions.”

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