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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Celebrating selfless dedication

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service celebrates and promotes the tireless work of those who help others in their communities.


The highest-level award for volunteer groups, it was first awarded in 2003 after its creation the year before.


The award is the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups and honours work that is recognised as bringing clear benefits to the community across a range of areas, such as culture, heritage, wellbeing, and social support.


Organisations presented with the award will receive a certificate and trophy. Find out more about putting forward a nomination for a local group to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.


The Lord-Lieutenant has been personally delighted to see so many organisations in Shropshire being rewarded for their selfless dedication, and hopes to support many more in being successfully recognised with a top-level award.

Previous winners of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in Shropshire are:


Shifnal Millennium Sensory Garden Committee OSCA (Oswestry and Shropshire Citizen Advocacy) 


No Panic 


  • The Cricket Federation For People with Disabilities 
  • Ludlow Marches Skill-building Project 
  • Longmynd Adventure Camp 
  • Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 


  • Newport Cottage Care Centre Trust
  • St. George’s Recreation Ground and Public Hall
  • Donnington Wood Community Café 


  • Listen and Care
  • The Lyneal Trust
  • The Wenlock Olympians


  • Club 2000 
  • Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest Committee 


  • Telford Police Cadets 
  • Shropshire Aphasic Society 


The Project Group, Oswestry


Wem Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Stage Door


The Much Wenlock Festival


  • Festival Drayton Centre
  • Wellington Cottage Care Trust
  • Severn Hospice


  • Friends of Apley Woods
  • The League of Friends to the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital
  • The Shropshire Horticultural Society


  • The Burwarton and District Agricultural Society
  • Stretton Focus
  • Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum
  • Telford and Wrekin Young Carers


  • Severn Valley Supporters Group
  • Shropshire Federation of Young Farmers
  • Telford and Wrekin Parkinson Support Group
  • Shrewsbury and Newport Canals Trust
  • Telford Tree of Light
  • Tibberton Community Shop
Tibberton Community Shop


  • Knockin & Kinnerley Cricket Club
  • Shropshire & Staffordshire Blood Bikes
  • The British Police Symphony Orchestra
  • Church Stretton Good Neighbours Care Group
  • Shrewsbury Street Pastors
  • The Friendly Transport Service (Shropshire)
  • Churchyard Task Team (CTT)


  • Forge Urban Revival
  • Shropshire War Memorial Association
  • GOAL (Getting Older Adults onLine)


  • CEDAR Education CIC
  • Foodbank Plus
  • Friends of Telford Town Park
  • Newport & District Agricultural Society
  • Shrewsbury Ark