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Briefing sessions to boost The King’s Award for Voluntary Service nominations for 2023

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Residents of Shropshire are urged to nominate volunteer causes for the highest accolade available – The King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS).

This 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.

The King's Award for Voluntary Service logo

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

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 2023.

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, which with the accession of King Charles III has now become The King’s Award for Voluntary Service.”

There are two ‘in-person’ information sessions:

  • Thursday 11 May 2023 from 4pm to 5pm in the Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6ND
  • Tuesday 16 May 2023 from 10.30am to 11.30am at the Baptist Church, Water Lane, Newport, TF10 7 LD.

A third session will be held via Zoom and is scheduled for Tuesday 13 June 2023 from 7pm to 8pm.

Organisers recommend attendance at the in-person meetings as there will be time available for members of the KAVS panel to look in detail at eligibility for individual groups.

For further information and to book a place email shelley.davies@shropshire.gov.uk and click here for more information on the KAVS.