Telford Young Carers recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for 2016
Telford Young Carers have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Telford Young Carers support children and young people who care for a family member. Their volunteers and befrienders provide individual support and positive activities to Young Carers. The volunteer
She said “It was a pleasure representing the project, our staff team, incredible people who volunteer for us and our Young Carers at the garden party.
"The award is in recognition of a great volunteer programme and the work that goes into the recruitment. We are fortunate to have a dedicated member of the team Sue Puntis who provides all support to our volunteer programme including recruitment, training, supervision and continued support."
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Committee Chair, former broadcast journalist Sir Martyn Lewis said: “I warmly congratulate all of the inspirational voluntary groups who have been rewarded for their community work with a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The judging panel for this year’s awards were struck by the quality and breadth of all the successful groups.
"The thousands of volunteers who give up spare time to help others in their community and to help solve problems demonstrate the very best of democracy in action.”
The Minister for Civil Society, Rob Wilson, said: “I would like to congratulate all groups who received this year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, in recognition of their fantastic achievements.
"The huge amount of work and commitment these organisations put into their local communities is surpassed only by the passion and motivation of the individuals who volunteer. I hope these groups continue to inspire others to get involved and make a positive impact so that we can continue to build a more compassionate society.”
A second organisation in the borough - the Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust - has also won the same award