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News from our partners: Briefing sessions to boost The Queen’s charity award nominations for 2023

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News from our partners Lord Lieutenant’s Office

Residents of Shropshire are being urged to nominate volunteer causes for the highest accolade available, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).

This very prestigious award celebrates the outstanding work of local volunteer groups across the UK and is the equivalent to an MBE, giving royal recognition to the work they do.

A series of briefing sessions have been arranged for people to learn how the nomination process works and to encourage them to put forward worthy organisations, ahead of the judging process in September 2022.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service logo

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Anna Turner, the Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, said:-

“I have been delighted to see so many voluntary groups in the county being awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and would like to see even more organisations across the county win this award.”

The information sessions are:-

  • Wednesday 4 May 2022 at 2pm–3pm at Telford & Wrekin Council offices, Addenbrooke House, Ironmasters Way, Telford, TF3 4NT
  • Friday 13 May 2022 at 12pm–1pm at Garden Room, Methodist Church, 52 Broad St, Ludlow, SY8 1NH
  • Thursday 19 May 2022 at 1.30pm–2.30pm at Council Chamber, Castle View, Arthur Street, Oswestry, SY11 1JN
  • Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 2pm–3pm Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND
  • Tuesday 14 June 2022 at 2pm–3pm at a venue to be confirmed

Groups do not have to be a registered charity; any voluntary organisation with three or more volunteers and that has been running for at least three years can be nominated.

The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.

For more information and to book a place at a briefing session please email shelley.davies@shropshire.gov.uk

Information can also be found on the QAVS website: https://qavs.dcms.gov.uk/