Volunteer groups recognised with Queen’s Award

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 2 June 2011 | News Tagged with: Awards Volunteering About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Volunteer groups recognised with Queen’s Award The winners of this year’s The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service have been announced: 130 volunteering groups have been awarded with “the MBE for groups of volunteers” for their excellent work in the local community.The winning groups include a London-based children’s performing arts mentoring programme, a Fife museum conserving historic boats and the history of Scotland’s fishing industry, and a scheme helping the long-term unemployed in Glastonbury find work and education opportunities.Members of the public nominated 413 groups for the Award, which is overseen by the Office for Civil Society, in the Cabinet Office.The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Award Committee Chair, former broadcast journalist Martyn Lewis CBE said: “Volunteer groups make such an important contribution to their communities, often without praise for the incredible job they do. In these difficult times their efforts are even more valuable. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service helps all of us recognise the benefits those winning groups bring to others’ lives, while celebrating their achievements.”Winners will receive a certificate signed by The Queen and an commemorative crystal, presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenants in the counties at special ceremonies arranged by the Lieutenancy offices. Groups have also received an invitation for representatives to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace or the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the summer.The annual Award was created by Her Majesty to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee in 2002. Over 980 groups around the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man have now received the Award.www.direct.gov.uk/qavs  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more