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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services

Left: Some of our wonderful volunteers at a special
lunch on 19 July where our Volunteers were awarded
their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, the
MBE for Volunteer Groups.

Below: Four of our volunteers attending The
Queen's Garden Party as part of our Queen’s Award
for Volunteer Services. We are very proud of each
and everyone of our volunteers.

The award in a nutshell was awarded to our volunteers as a group of 70+ volunteers; 4 of our volunteers as part of the nomination process were invited and attended The Queen’s Garden Party on 22 May 2103. We are the only organisation in Bedford to receive the Award in 2013 and one of only 117 throughout the whole of the UK.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.

Who is eligible
Any group of 2 or more people doing volunteering work can be nominated for the award. The majority of the group must be volunteers, and more than half the volunteers must have the right to live in the UK.

To be nominated they should do work that:
  provides a service and meets a need for people
   living in the local community
  is supported, recognised and respected by the
   local community and the people who benefit
   from it
  is run locally

What the winners get
Winners get a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal. Representatives from the group may also be invited to attend a royal garden party.

How the winners are decided
Local assessment panels look at all the nominations and decide which ones to send to the National Award Committee.

The committee makes recommendations to the Cabinet Office, which sends a final list to the Queen for her approval.
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