The search is on for outstanding community groups

Published June 27, 2018 at 18:51

The exceptional work of voluntary groups in Pennine Lancashire could receive the royal seal of approval.

Nominations are open for next year’s Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service, described as MBEs for charities, voluntary and community groups.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local 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.

Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award. Each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community.

Nominations close at midnight on September 14, 2018. People can nominate online or call 0207 271 6206 for more information.