King’s Award for Voluntary Service goes to eight organisations in county

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Bucks Council has revealed the eight organisations within the county that received the King’s Award for Voluntary Service, according to the Bucks Herald.

To mark King Charles III’s birthday, 262 organisations were given the award, which is the equivalent to an MBE.

Created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee, the award is designed to promote the work of voluntary groups from across the UK.

Here are the eight Bucks organisations to receive the highest award available to voluntary groups in 2023:

One Can Trust, which has its base in High Wycombe, but provides emergency food parcels and support for families in crisis across the county

-Trubys Garden Tea Room fosters positive relationships between the local Muslim and wider communities in Milton Keynes.

-Sexual Assault and Abuse Support Service Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes, provides safe, confidential support and services to those affected by sexual assault and abuse.

-High Wycombe Central Aid supports those in need within High Wycombe by supplying re- and up-cycled essential household items.

-Milton Keynes Green Gym promotes wellbeing by maintaining Milton Keynes’ green spaces for the benefit of the community.

-Brill Village Community Herd Ltd. conserves Brill Common to benefit both the environment and community through caring for cattle grazing on the common

-Queens Park Arts Centre provides creative opportunities for people through a multi-disciplinary arts centre and theatre.

-Wolverton Community Orchard, which, after transforming a derelict town space into an orchard and green haven, continues to develop and maintain this for the community.

Each Buckinghamshire organisation’s representatives will receive the crystal award and a certificate from Countess Howe.

Two volunteers from each organisation will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May and June 2024.


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