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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:




East Shropshire Talking Newspaper,  (ESTN)

Free weekly talking newspapers for people with sight loss.

Parents Opening Doors  (PODS)

Parent carer forum supporting families with additional needs/disabilities.

Shropshire Rural Support (SRS)

Free confidential service for struggling Shropshire farming community.

West Mercia Search and Rescue (WMSAR)

24/7 service assisting emergency services find missing people.





Shrewsbury Drapers Company

Shrewsbury Food Hub

Bright Star Boxing Academy

The Red House Community Centre (run by Albrighton  Village Hall’s Trust)



CEDAR Education CIC

Foodbank Plus

Friends of Telford Town Park

Newport & District Agricultural Society

Shrewsbury Ark


Forge Urban Revival

Shropshire War Memorial Association

GOAL (Getting Older Adults onLine)


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)


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


The Burwarton and District Agricultural Society

Stretton Focus

Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum

Telford and Wrekin Young Carers


Friends of Apley Woods

The League of Friends to the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital

The Shropshire Horticultural Society


Festival Drayton Centre

Wellington Cottage Care Trust

Severn Hospice


The Much Wenlock Festival


Wem Amateur Dramatic and Operatic Stage Door


The Project Group, Oswestry


Telford Police Cadets 

Shropshire Aphasic Society 


Club 2000 

Shrewsbury Children’s Bookfest Committee 


Listen and Care

The Lyneal Trust

The Wenlock Olympians


Newport Cottage Care Centre Trust

St. George’s Recreation Ground and Public Hall

Donnington Wood Community Café 


The Cricket Federation For People with Disabilities 

Ludlow Marches Skill-building Project 

Longmynd Adventure Camp 

Friends of the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital 


No Panic 


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