The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020

The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2020 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is fast approaching .

The award is the highest given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities . It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation and is considered to be the MBE for volunteer groups .

Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire , Lady Haughey CBE recently presented an award to Lanark in Bloom and Castlebank Volunteers who were successful in the 2019 awards and wishes to see other groups in Lanarkshire recognised “ I am very much aware of the many groups in the County where so many volunteers give freely of their talents and time for the benefit of others . I would encourage anyone who is aware of a group providing exceptional social, economic or environmental service in their area to consider nominating them for an award .”

Full details of the awards scheme and the nomination process are available from the QAVS website at . Nominations for the 2020 awards require to be submitted online by midnight on 13th September 2019.

Photograph is of  2019 award winners Lanark In Bloom with Lord  Lieutenant Lady Haughey CBE .

Posted by Gavin Whitefield