Voluntary groups nominated for Queen's AwardBy Victoria Smith
April 17, 2012
Voluntary groups were congratulated for their tireless efforts at a reception with the Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire.
The Hon Mary Bayliss entertained 20 organisations from across the county at Ascot Racecourse on Tuesday, April 3.
The reception was held to recognise the group’s achievement in being nominated for the Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service.
Local charities Daisy’s Dream, Earley Crescent Community Association, Finchampstead Handbell Ringers, Volunteer Centre Wokingham and Wokingham & District Cancer Care Trust.
The prestigious annual Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was launched by Her Majesty The Queen in 2002 – her Golden Jubilee year – to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements by groups of volunteers.
All groups have been nominated by members of the public who have benefited from their work.
Mary Bayliss presented certificates to representatives of each voluntary group.
She thanked all of the groups for providing support and help in different ways, saying: “You help to improve the lives of those who might otherwise slip through the net and who I am quite sure are deeply grateful and thankful for the help that you provide.”
The groups are being considered for the National Awards, and the results will be announced in June.
Any voluntary group wishing to be considered for the 2013 Awards should contact the Lord Lieutenant’s office on (0118) 937 2281.