Local volunteers win royal award
Volunteers in Gloucestershire have been honoured with prestigious Queen’s Awards to recognise the contribution they make to their communities.
The recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service are:
- Stroud District Action on Plastic
- Cotswold Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA)
Stroud District Action on Plastic help individuals, businesses, schools, clubs and other community organisations keen to reduce their plastic footprint. The group runs drop-in meetings, workshops and a website, as well as arranging litter-picks.
Cotswold RDA provides horse riding to improve the core strength of disabled people. The group also helps to improve people’s well-being, confidence and social interaction through animal care and training courses.
Representatives from the voluntary groups will receive their awards from Edward Gillespie OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, later this summer.
Lord-Lieutenant, Edward Gillespie OBE, said: “Very many congratulations to both recipients of this valuable award which recognises the immense contribution each organisation makes to their local community. We are all very proud of them and grateful for their contributions.”
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities and is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
The two organisations are among 244 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the award this year.
Further information about Stroud District Action on Plastic is available at www.actiononplastic.org/sdap.
Further information about Cotswold RDA is available at www.cotswoldrda.org.uk.