We were please to receive a message of congratulations from our Lord Lieutenant, Dame Janet Trotter.
The letter from the Queen's Award team said:
I am writing to inform you that Friends of Page Park was nominated for The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2017. This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE and I am delighted to inform you that your group has been selected as a recipient for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017.
The award of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017 represents a tremendous achievement for your organisation. We hope that everyone involved, and particularly your volunteers, feel immensely proud of the recognition that this Award represents.
As a winner, you will receive:
For and on behalf of The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Team
We are very proud to announce The Friends of Page Park have been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to voluntary groups across the UK.
The Friends started work on this before Christmas and were visited by two representatives who conducted an assessment.
This is the most amazing recognition for all of the great work of our volunteers to support Page Park and our community.
Scroll down to see details the presentation evening and some photos of the event
> Formal presentation of the Queen's Award : Friday 22 September 2017
On Friday evening last week we had the pleasure of being formally presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service at a gathering of our members in the Bean Tree Cafe.
The award was presented to us by Dame Janet Trotter, Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, and Robert Bernays, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. We were also joined by members of Alderman Page's family.
It was a very special event and a fitting recognition for the hard work of all our volunteers who have done so much to improve the park for everyone's benefit.
With thanks to local photographer, Terry Graham, for taking these photos:
Congratulations to The Friends of Page Park, SouthGlos on being awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service enhancing the park— Janet Trotter (@damejtrotter) 2 June 2017
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