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News from our partners: The King’s Award for Voluntary Service awards

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News from our partners Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire’s office

Anna Turner JP, His Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, is delighted that eight Shropshire organisations have been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS).

The King's Award for Voluntary Service logo

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Shropshire groups honoured with the award are:-

  • The Cavalier Centre – Riding for the Disabled and personal development programmes for improved wellbeing through horses.
  • Church and Chetwynd Aston Village Hall – A Community Hub benefiting the local and wider area, for all ages, backgrounds and capabilities.
  • Clun Valley Good Neighbours Scheme – Befriending and supporting vulnerable, isolated and lonely people in the community.
  • Home-Start Telford and Wrekin – Family support charity improving health and wellbeing of families with young children in Telford.
  • Shropshire Child Contact Centres – Providing safe space for children to have a relationship with both parents following separation’
  • Ludlow Cancer Support Group – Offering safe, supportive space for sufferers, family and the bereaved to meet, socialise and laugh.
  • South Shropshire Engineering Ambassadors – Inspiring the interest and ambitions of young people towards engineering.
  • Telford Crisis Support – Providing the community with basic essentials ensuring no one needs to go without.

Anna Turner said:-

“I am delighted that eight Shropshire groups have been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service this year. This prestigious award is richly deserved by each of the groups, who have made a real difference to so many people in the county of Shropshire.”

Cecilia Motley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for adult social care, public health and communities, added her congratulations to the award winners.

She said:-

“I am delighted that eight organisations across the county, and representing such a broad range of services to our communities, have earned this prestigious award.

“The service and care shown by the award-winning organisations to those in the most need and in building and inspiring our communities is invaluable. There are thousands of people who give their time so generously to our community and I applaud all of them.”

Across Shropshire there are many such wonderful organisations doing great things in the community, and the Lord-Lieutenant is very keen to encourage applications for The KAVS and ensure that as many Shropshire organisations as possible are deservedly recognised for their endeavours. To find out more on how to apply please click here: The King’s Award for Voluntary Service – official website (dcms.gov.uk)