THE QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE

The Queen announced the Award in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee. The Award is given every year in recognition of outstanding achievement by groups of people in the United Kingdom who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the quality of life and opportunity for individuals or other groups in the community.

The Award is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon groups of this kind and is equivalent in status to the MBE.

Winners of the Award receive a Certificate signed by Her Majesty and a domed glass crystal (shown above).

We were honoured to be granted the Award in its very first year, and to have it presented to us by the Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire
THE QUEEN'S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE