Milton Keynes voluntary organisations receive royal award

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    Three voluntary organisations from Milton Keynes have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).

    The QAVS is the highest accolade a voluntary group can achieve in the United Kingdom.

    The winners from Milton Keynes are:

    • Milton Keynes Museum Volunteers
    • The Old Bath House & Community Centre, Wolverton
    • The Stables Volunteers: The Stablemates

    The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recognises the outstanding work carried out by voluntary groups in their local communities.

    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.

    Representatives from each of the groups will receive their award from Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire or Alexander Boswell, Vice-Lord Lieutenant, later this summer.

    Sir Henry said: "I warmly congratulate all of the inspirational voluntary groups from Milton Keynes who have been rewarded for their community work and we look forward to meeting the volunteers when we present them with their awards."

    "The list of winners is very diverse and it is pleasing to see the groups stretch across the whole of the county.  When I received the full list of 2019 winners I was delighted."

    He concluded: "It is the highest number of awards Buckinghamshire has received since they were first introduced in 2002. Buckinghamshire has received the fourth highest total on the list across the whole the UK."

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