An award from the Queen was given to the mental health charity, Buckinghamshire Mind, recognising the contribution from volunteers benefiting the community.
The charity organisation has more than 570 volunteers who have run the obligation of delivering mental health services to the public.
More than two thirds of these volunteers consist of children and other young people who have been trained to be peer supporters in their own schools.
The chair of Buckinghamshire Mind, Tori Roddy and the charity’s executive Andrea McCubbin partook in the royal garden party at the Buckingham Palace, hosted by Her Majesty The Queen for voluntary service on May 29th.
Both Tori and Andrea were at the Royal garden party on behalf of all the charity’s volunteers and celebrated the award given to their charity.
Tori said: “As a volunteer myself, I am absolutely delighted that Buckinghamshire Mind’s volunteers have been recognised with this most prestigious award.”
She adds, ” The contribution of our volunteers is invaluable, enabling us to better respond to demand and help so many more people.” She continues by saying, ” I was deeply honoured to be able to represent all our wonderful volunteers at the royal garden party and I’m looking forward to celebrating with my fellow volunteers when the award is officially presented to Buckinghamshire Mind.”
Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Aubrey-Fletcher, will be presenting the award to Buckinghamshire Mind at another special celebratory event for the volunteers later on this year.