The Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire has today urged Mansfield folk to nominate deserving voluntary groups for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2015.
The Queen’s Award is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities – this award is the equivalent of the MBE.
The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, and winners are announced each year.
Nominations for 2015 close on 30th September.
Sir John Peace, the lord lieutenant, said “Over the last year I have been honoured to meet hundreds of inspiring people in the local community who give thousands of hours of their free time to voluntary groups.
“If you know of a voluntary group that makes a difference in the area where you live, please nominate them for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.”
This year three groups in Nottinghamshire were successful and will be presented with their award by the Lord-Lieutenant in September.
They are: Arkwright Meadows Community Gardens, Bassetlaw Action Centre and Netherfield Forum Community Centre.
Any group of two or more people that has participated in voluntary work for more than three years can be nominated for the award.
Full details on how to nominate are available at gavs.direct.gov.uk/.
This year there were 111 winners of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service from across the UK.