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Volunteer groups get award from the Queen

Sir Henry 2013 Photo

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 2:00pm 3rd June 2017.

The Queen has awarded seven voluntary groups for their work in Buckinginghamshire.

Lord Lieutenant Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher announced yesterday that the organisations, ranging from a community-run public library in the south of the county to a crisis foodbank in the north are among 187 winners of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service from across the country. Presentations will take place during the summer.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest given to local volunteer groups to recognise outstanding work done in their communities.

It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's coronation and is equivalent to an MBE for volunteer groups.

Sir Henry said:

"This is a marvellous success for the committed volunteers of Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. I'm delighted so many organisations have been honoured, and thrilled at the diversity of worthwhile causes represented.

"This is testament to the quality and commitment of the voluntary sector in the county."

The people of Buckinghamshire, said Sir Henry, were strong role models for service to the community.

An estimated 60,000 volunteers serve in around 3,000 county-based charities.

2017 winners of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service include:

  • Chalfont St Giles Community Library
  • Chiltern Rangers community conservation group based in Wycombe
  • DrugFAM, a lifeline for people affected by loved ones' addictions
  • ICUsteps, a Milton Keynes group for patients who have been critically ill
  • Into the Community foodbank based in Milton Keynes
  • Meet and Mingle, a group providing healthy living activities, workshops and projects for women in and around Slough
  • Milton Keynes Islamic Arts Heritage and Culture organisation

Nominations for next year's award can be made here.

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