Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Freewheelers was nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and attended an event to celebrate all the nominees at Loseley Park.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. Any group of 2 or more people doing volunteering work can be nominated for the award. The majority of the group must be volunteers, and more than half the volunteers must have the right to live in the UK.

To be nominated they should do work that:

  • provides a service and meets a need for people living in the local community
  • is supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it
  • is run locally

Volunteer groups should have been running for 3 years or more to be nominated.

Winners get a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal. Representatives from the group may also be invited to attend a royal garden party.

We do not yet know if we will receive the award but it was great to be nominated and a lovely evening out generously hosted by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey.