Worcestershire Volunteers receive highest honourPublished: Monday, 3rd June 2019
Two charities in Worcestershire will receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Roundabout and Tenbury Regal Trust will receive the Queen’s Award in recognition of the outstanding contributions that their volunteers make to their local communities.
Roundabout, a charity from Evesham, collect good quality household furniture and other domestic items to be redistributed to people on low incomes or those who have experienced devastation by flood or fire.
Tenbury Regal is a volunteer run cinema and theatre in the centre of Tenbury Wells. The cinema first opened in 1937 and its 1930’s art deco look has been maintained to this day. The cinema and theatre are now run by the Regal Trust and volunteers help with everything from backstage to front of house and everything in between.
The winners are invited to a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace and are given a signed certificate from Her Majesty The Queen that is presented locally by the Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire.
Lord Lieutenant of Worcestershire Lt Col Patrick Holcroft said, “There is a wealth of volunteer talent in Worcestershire and I very much look forward to presenting Roundabout and Tenbury Regal with their Queen's Award for Voluntary Service and to learning more about the differences these two charities have made in their communities."
Councillor Lucy Hodgson, cabinet member with responsibility for communities at Worcestershire County Council said “Volunteers are such an important part of any community and to see people in Worcestershire recognised like this is fantastic. Volunteering is essential for many charitable organisations, but it can also offer a rewarding experience, a chance to learn new skills and to socialise.”
The award was launched in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s golden jubilee.
Winners of the award will also be presented with an English Crystal with the Queen’s Voluntary Award logo and will be permitted to use the official logo.