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Record number of voluntary groups win the 2019 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

A new record number of 281 voluntary groups have been awarded the 2019 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service this year. The award is considered “the MBE for volunteer groups" and recognises exceptional service within communities and is the highest honour for volunteer groups in the UK. The winners range from across the UK and included a local Mind volunteer group and several faith-based groups.

Sir Martyn Lewis, chair at the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Independent Committee said: “The record number of nominations for this year’s Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service proves that volunteering at a grassroots level continues to thrive.

Read the full article on the Civil Society website.