On 2nd June The Ladywood Community Project was honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Ladywood Community Project is one of 230 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The number of nominations remains high year on year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those around them.
Outstanding work in the community
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Award the diverse winners this year are include volunteer groups from across the UK, including a community shop in Cornwall, an environmental group in Swansea, a group working with refugees and vulnerable people in Stirling and a thriving community arts centre in County Down.
Representatives of Ladywood Community Project will receive the award from John Crabtree, Lord Lieutenant of the West Midlands later this summer. Furthermore two workers from the Ladywood Community Project will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2021, along with other recipients of this year’s Award.
Gerardine Giblin , Coordinator of Ladywood Community Project, says: “We are delighted to know that our work in Ladywood has received this recognition. We have worked for many years to help the people of Ladywood and we could not have done this without the support and hard work of our volunteers.”
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