Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their communities.
Every year only 230 awards are made for the whole of UK.
The award was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. It is the highest award and is equivalent to an MBE for volunteer groups.
The nomination is checked for eligibility against set criteria. It is then assessed locally in the County/Lieutenancy area where the group is active.
The two Deputy Lieutenants visited us in November 2019.
They met with some of the Trustees and two active members. Following their visit, a report
was submitted to a panel which in turn decided to recommend us for
“ This is a great honour, we are very proud and humbled by this fabulous award which is testament and recognition of the great work done by our members in helping the NHS hospitals in our communities in all weathers and at all times of the day and night. ”
Kamran Irani, Chairman of SERV OBN