The Mulberry Centre, a registered charity based in Isleworth, has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
The Mulberry Centre provides support and information for anyone affected by cancer, offering practical ways of enhancing the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being. We provide free services not just to those with cancer, but also carers, their family and friends and those bereaved by cancer. The Centre is supported by over 140 volunteers in a variety of roles, which include delivering services to clients, looking after the building and garden, providing administrative support, fundraising, and raising awareness of our work in the community.
This year, the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service are additionally giving a special designation to QAVS awardees that provided impactful support to the community in response to the pandemic last year. The Mulberry Centre has been selected for this designation and will receive a special thank you.
Jane Kelly, Trustee and the Founder Patron of the charity, commented: “Our volunteers have always been at the heart of what we do and play an essential role in supporting anyone affected by cancer.”
Aileen McLeish, Chair says: “This last year has been particularly challenging and it is good to see the exceptional role played by our volunteers during the Covid pandemic being recognised in this award. Our clients and the Centre owe our volunteers a huge debt of gratitude which is reflected in this award.”