The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Your chance to nominate outstanding volunteer groups

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Community groups from across Lanarkshire are being encouraged to put forward their nominations for the 2021 Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS), which recognises outstanding voluntary work across local communities.

This award is the highest given to volunteer groups across the UK for their exceptional contribution within their own communities.

It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen's Coronation and is considered to be the MBE for volunteer groups.

Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire, Lady Haughey CBE, will shortly present an award to the Lanarkshire Branch of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) who were successful in the 2020 awards and wishes to see other groups in Lanarkshire recognised. She said: "I am very much aware of the many groups in the county where so many volunteers give freely of their talents and time for the benefit of others.

"I would encourage anyone who is aware of a group providing exceptional social, economic or environmental service in their area to consider nominating them for this award."

Full details of the awards scheme and the nomination process are available from the QAVS website. Nominations for the 2021 awards require to be submitted online by midnight on 25th September 2020.

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