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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service winners 2017

Jun 5, 2017 | Community

On June 2 2017 Buckingham Palace announced the winners of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2017*. This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities. It is the MBE for voluntary groups. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
There were three Hounslow groups  among the 20 Greater London winners:

  • Bridgelink Centre (the Ivybridge Estate) – supporting and empowering a multi-cultural community in an area of economic deprivation


  • Metropolitan Water Board Railway Societyrestoring and operating an industrial steam railway to provide a community attraction and preserve local heritage


  • The Shelter Project Hounslowproviding accommodation and meals for homeless men during the winter and helping them find employment and permanent homes

Maria Pedro, Representative Deputy Lieutenant for the London Borough of Hounslow, would like to thank Chief Superintendent Raj Kohli Borough Commander Police, Rev. Richard Frank  Hounslow Area Dean, Councillor Linda Green and the council’s Community Partnership Unit for their invaluable help and support with the nominations.
*The full list of QAVS winners

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