DO YOU KNOW A VOLUNTARY SERVICE THAT GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND?
People across Rutland are being encouraged to nominate local voluntary groups and services for special recognition from the Queen.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services was created in 2002 to celebrate the outstanding work the third sector does to support their local communities and is the highest award given to voluntary groups.
The award is now accepting nominations for voluntary organisations that go above and beyond to give back to the community and people have until 15th September to put forward an organisation.
Sir Laurence Howard, The Lord-Lieutenant of Rutland, said: “We have many voluntary groups and services across Rutland that offer excellent support to local residents, but often their commitment and passion goes unrecognised. The last Rutland based organisation to win the award was Rutland Sailability, a group that supports people with disability to experience and enjoy sailing, and I was honoured to present them with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2010.
Sir Howard added: “It would be wonderful to see a voluntary group from Rutland on the list of winners in 2018, so I would like to encourage people to take this opportunity to nominate a group in recognition of their invaluable service.
If you would like to nominate a local voluntary service or would like more information, please visit: https://qavs.direct.gov.uk/
All applications must be submitted by 15 September 2017 and winners will be announced on Saturday 2 June 2018.