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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service Winners 2016
East Midlands
Derbyshire
Aquabox A Rotary Charity providing safe drinking water purification units and humanitarian aid to disaster victims worldwide.
Chesterfield & District Athletics Club Providing volunteer coaches, technical officials and administrators for the benefit of our members since 1978.
Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Voluntary Services An 800 strong team of dedicated volunteers, aged 16 to 85, enhancing patient experience across our hospitals.
First Steps Derbyshire Providing Hope, Opportunities and Choices for people whose lives are affected by eating disorders.
Leicestershire
Open Hands Trust (Leicester) Assisting homeless and vulnerable people in their basic needs and help re-engage them in the wider community.
Northamptonshire
C.A.F.E. (Creative Activities For Elderly People) C.A.F.E. provides volunteers who enhance elderly people's' lives in care, through art, reading and music.
Nottinghamshire
Children's Bereavement Centre Helps children and families affected by terminal illness, bereavement, divorce or separation.
Reach Learning Disability Enabling people with learning disabilities to have a better quality of life in their community.
Vale First Responders Attending life threatening 999 emergencies in our community to help preserve life pending the arrival of paramedics.
East of England
Bedfordshire
CHUMS Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Service Supporting children and young people to develop resiliency, enabling positive and fulfilling lives.
NINE RED Presents...(CIC) Provides holistic support for survivors of all forms of abuse and enhances the lives of socially disadvantaged groups.
Sight Concern Bedfordshire Giving people of all ages the support they need to cope with going blind so that they can live independently.
Hertfordshire
Box Cleva A non contact amateur boxing initiative installing discipline, respect and healthy living in children.
DENS LTD Seeking positive solutions to the problems of single homeless people and poverty in Dacorum.
The Crescent Support Group Providing care and support for those living with, or affected by HIV.
Norfolk
Stalham & Smallburgh First Responders Medically trained volunteers giving life-saving treatment - within a few minutes - to emergency calls in the community.
Islands
Guernsey
Citizens Advice Guernsey Providing free and friendly advice and information whilst working to improve local laws and policies across the Islands.
North East
County Durham
Cafe JJ Disabled volunteers working hard and using their skills to provide a service to the community.
North East Theatre Organ Association Preserving a theatre pipe organ and venue for the musical enjoyment and education of all.
Veterans at Ease Supporting traumatised veterans and their families to find mental wellbeing through volunteering.
Northumberland
The Humshaugh Village Shop Running the village shop to provide a service, financial assistance and support to village groups and individuals.
Tyne and Wear
Daft as a Brush Cancer Patient Care Part of the 'Journey to recovery' when Cancer Patients are going through a difficult and trying time.
Tynemouth World War One Commemoration Project Volunteer research to remember the Great War and its affect on families and local communities.
North West
Cheshire
East Cheshire Hospice Christmas Tree Collection Collecting and responsibly recycling Christmas trees in January whilst asking for a donation to our local hospice.
Nantwich Agricultural Society Organisers of Nantwich Show & International Cheese Awards for over 100 years, in the heart of the Cheshire Countryside.
Cumbria
Workington Heritage Group Ltd. (Helena Thompson Museum) Preserving heritage for future generations and providing a local social and community facility.
Greater Manchester
24:7 Theatre Arts Network Developing and showcasing the talents of new theatre makers in Greater Manchester.
Bolton Mountain Rescue Team Saving lives in wild and remote places.
Bolton Scout Trust Encouraging supporting and training Scouting volunteers to provide outdoor adventurous opportunities for young people.
Bury Speakeasy Providing support, opportunity and purposeful activity to make a positive difference for people living with aphasia.
Chernobyl Children's Lifeline - Oldham Link British families cultivating friendships with and caring for the children affected by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.
Droylsden Youth Centre A voluntary organisation helping and educating young people through their sporting activities.
Emmaus Salford Working together to overcome homelessness and exclusion.
Gorton Events Committee Working with the police in an advisory position alongside other partners to make Gorton a whole community.
Loose Change Buskers Providing musical entertainment for local organisations and community events whilst raising money for Cancer Research.
Mossley Juniors Football Club Inspiring young people in their development and making a positive difference in their community.
Residents of Gordon Street Area & Friends of Vine Street Park Help improve facilities & well-being for local families and the community.
Ryecroft Hall Community Association Engaging the Community regardless of age and abilities in social activities to enhance their well-being.
Salford City Radio Providing an inclusive, educational and entertaining service for local people of all backgrounds and cultures.
Salford Lads Club ÒBrightening Young Lives and Making Good CitizensÓ for generations of young people.
The Terence O'Grady Social Club Providing social and leisure activities for adults with learning disabilities.
The East Lancashire Railway Developing and operating the Heritage Railway between Heywood & Rawtenstall, for the benefit of visitors & the community.
Federation of Jewish Services Our volunteers support vulnerable, lonely and isolated people of all ages in the community.
Stockport Canalboat Trust for Disabled People Providing people with a disability the opportunity to enjoy a trip in the countryside on a canal boat.
The Ticker Club Offers advice and support to patients before and after cardiac procedures through ward and clinic visits.
The University of Manchester School Governor Initiative Improving leadership and governance to enhance educational outcomes for young people in state schools.
UK ZION A group of volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God share Mother's love through a range of initiatives.
Urban Outreach Bolton Restoring individuals live and in partnership building strong communities we are proud of.
Willow Wood Hospice Volunteers are essential to every aspect of care and fundraising and supporting local people.
Leigh Well Women Centre Promoting women's emotional health and well-being through confidential support and guidance services.
Xplode Magazine Assisting young people realise and achieve their potential through media and business.
You Can Community Club The volunteers enhance the lives of young disabled people through a range of youth services.
Lancashire
Braille-It Delivering free braille tuition to members of the blind community across East Lancashire.
Inter Madrassah Organisation (IMO) Helping young people and families to overcome challenges and fulfil their potential.
Kepple Lane Park Trust The park has seen the transformation of a former refuse site into an outstanding facility for all ages to enjoy.
North West Blood Bikes Lancs & Lakes Volunteers who care, freely delivering urgent life saving items for the NHS out of hours.
SKEM MEN-ACES We provide football for adults with learning disabilities, where we focus on Friendship and Fun. Making People Count.
Merseyside
Plaza Community Cinema Advances in education, understanding and appreciation of the arts in particular the art of film.
See Yep Association UK Improving life for vulnerable Chinese people. Promoting integration and cultural cohesion within the UK.
Wirral Hospice St John's Volunteer Service Providing hospice care and support to patients, their families and friends.
Northern Ireland
County Antrim
Ballymena Festival of Music, Speech and Dance Offering the community opportunities to perform and receive guidance in developing artistic excellence.
PAUSE Supporting and coaching people with addiction problems towards recovery and improved health.
Doury Road Development Group Dedicated to supporting, developing and improving the quality of life for all residents of the estate.
Glenarm in Bloom Has inspired their local community by voluntarily restoring their village with imaginative and rewarding floral schemes.
Northern Ireland Hospice Volunteers Providing an invaluable contribution, support and commitment to people and families in Hospice care.
Local Economic Development Company (LEDCOM) Limited A community based social enterprise, led by voluntary directors, focussed on economic regeneration.
County Armagh
County Armagh Community Development (CACD) Assisting those on the margins of society play an active role and integrate in the life of the community.
North Armagh Motorcycle & Car Club (Tarmac Section) Ltd Fundraising, organising and operationally delivering the annual Tandragee 100 National Motorcycle Road Races.
County Down
Northern Ireland District of The Boys' Brigade Engaging, encouraging and enabling Boys and Young Men to develop in body, mind, friendship, service and Christian faith.
County Fermanagh
Ballinamallard United Football Club Providing coaching and community development opportunities in a dispersed, rural area.
County Tyrone
The Pushkin Trust Enabling communities in Ireland, whether children, teachers or adults, to find and give expression to their unique voice.
The City of Londonderry
Foyle Hospice Supporting palliative and end of life care improving the quality of lives for people living with a life limiting illness.
Foyle Search and Rescue A Charity whose sole aim is the Preservation of life in and around the River Foyle.
The County Borough of Belfast
SOS NI Working together to unconditionally care for the vulnerable, the hungry and the lonely in their time of need.
Scotland
Argyll and Bute
Mary's Meals Working together to provide a daily meal in school for the world's poorest children.
Oban Winter Festival Delivering an ambitious and successful local festival involving the community and stimulating the local economy.
Ayrshire and Arran
North Ayrshire Athletics Club Enhancing the community by developing individuals through the provision of athletics.
Dunbartonshire
Vale of Leven Autism and Asperger's Forum Raising awareness and providing support and assistance to families and individuals affected by autism and Asperger's.
East Lothian
Friends of Leuchie Providing social interaction, stimulation and support for people with long-term physical conditions.
Fife
Families First St Andrews Supporting children aged 5-16 years, with additional support needs, and their families, throughout North East Fife.
Midlothian
Lasswade High School PHAB Club Encourages integration and education of people with additional support needs in a friendly social environment.
Moray
Enable Elgin & District Branch Supporting parents and people with Learning Disabilities.
Renfrewshire
32nd Greenock & District Scout Group and NFESU Providing activities and everyday adventures for young people in Greenock for over 100 years.
The Clydeside Singers (c/o Greigarious CAS) An older person's singing group who are proactive in providing music therapy whilst singing for fun.
Paisley Wynd Centre Providing generic counselling to Paisley, supported by Child Contact Victim Support, SSAFA and Combat Cancer.
Your Voice Inverclyde Community Care Forum Brings people together, enables their voice to heard and influences services to meet local need.
Stirling and Falkirk
Communities Along the Carron Association Regenerating the River Carron through education, community engagement & physical transformation.
The City of Aberdeen
Absafe Saving lives using fun, interactive education, so no one has to learn safety by accident.
Cairns Counselling Providing emotional support to adults. Encouraging, empowering and enabling people to live fulfilling lives.
The City of Dundee
Dundee Independent Advocacy Support Using trained volunteers to champion individual rights, to strengthen voices, to ultimately influence positive outcomes.
The City of Edinburgh
The BIG Project Supporting children and young people in Broomhouse to learn, achieve, have fun and feel good about themselves.
The City of Glasgow
The Senior Centre Castlemilk Uniting older adults through volunteering to provide social activities aimed at improving health and wellbeing.
West Lothian
Linlithgow Link Voluntary Group The volunteers provide caring support by befriending, group social activity and bespoke transport service.
South East
Berkshire
Building for the Future Providing a specialist community centre and support for families with disabled children in Berkshire.
Clay Hill Residents' Association CHRA volunteers manage and run the Riverside Community Centre for their local Community on behalf of WBDC.
Earley Volunteer Driver Bureau Helping elderly and mobility-restricted residents attend medical and social appointments using volunteers' own cars.
Maidenhead and Windsor Community First Responders Volunteers trained to attend life-threatening 999 calls in advance of an ambulance resource
Relay For Life Ascot Supporting those affected by cancer and raising awareness and vital annual funds for Cancer Research UK.
The Challenge Club Providing a weekly Social Group for Adults with learning difficulties.
The Charlie Waller Memorial Trust Enabling people to understand and talk openly about depression, stay mentally well and access appropriate treatment.
The Rising Sun Arts Centre Providing access to arts and creativity for the whole community.
The Sir Stanley Spencer Memorial Trust Exhibiting, promoting and educating on the works and life of the Cookham artist in his home village.
East Sussex
Brighton & Hove Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme Enabling people to befriend and support their isolated older and disabled neighbours.
de Etchingham Community Interest Company Restoring the heart and amenities of a Sussex village through the creation of new social enterprises.
Friends of Sussex Hospices Raising funds and awareness for the hospice care providers serving the adults and children of Sussex.
Pett Older People's Project A social community centre, for older, isolated, lonely people, over 60, in a rural area.
The Conservators of Ashdown Forest Working to conserve and protect Ashdown Forest now and into the future through a diverse range of volunteer activities.
Essex
Berecroft Residents Association Providing a safe community and engagement with social events for all residents.
Chadwell St Mary Community Forum Raising community-spirit by meetings, litter-picks, garden-competitions and promoting services through the Community Hub
Lee Chapel North Diamond Club, Work Club, Food Bank and Holiday Club Encouraging positive change in and with the community.
Southend-on-Sea Street Pastors Helping vulnerable people by taking Jesus on to the streets almost every Friday and Saturday night since May 2005.
Greater London
1st & 6th Hounslow brownies & 1st Hounslow guides Helping young girls and women achieve their full potential with the support of girlguiding UK.
31 (Tower Hamlets) Squadron Air Cadets Supporting youth development by providing qualifications and new experiences for young people in East London.
Friends of Eastcote House Gardens Restoring and maintaining historic buildings and gardens for the benefit of the wider community.
London Friend Improving the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people.
Hampshire
Eastleigh Youth and Community Trust 'The Pavilion on the Park' Providing inclusive educational, social, recreational and leisure activities for the local and wider community.
Fixers Young people using their past to fix the future, by getting their voices heard and valued.
Naya Yuva Representing youths by supporting them to address community issues, facilitate positive integration and encourage civic participation.
Kent
Bredhurst Woodland Action Group Restoring and conserving Bredhurst Woods for people, wildlife and trees, for future generations.
Kent Search and Rescue Providing specialist teams dedicated to assisting emergency services in the search for and rescue of vulnerable missing people.
Oxfordshire
Assisted Reading for Children (ARCh) Training and supporting volunteers to provide personalised reading help to Oxfordshire children.
Earth Trust Volunteers Helping connect people to people, people to places and people to the environment.
The Icolyn Smith Foundation supporting The Oxford Community Soup Kitchen Working with the homeless and vulnerable in Oxford City through the Oxford Community Soup Kitchen.
Surrey
Princess Alice Hospice Bereavement Service Supporting grieving relatives via phone, individual sessions, group work and remembrance events.
Brooklands Museum Volunteers Success and growth of the charity depends on its 700+ volunteers caring for visitors, exhibits and delivering events.
Frensham Pond Sailability Enables people with disabilities or long term illness to enjoy sailing and improve their skills with able-bodied sailors.
Spelthorne Archaeology and Local History Group Presenting the history and archaeology of the Borough of Spelthorne to the local community.
Surrey Search & Rescue Assisting the emergency services to find missing vulnerable adults and children.
The Orpheus Centre Our volunteers support young disabled people to gain confidence through the arts to live full and independent lives.
The Isle of Wight
Shanklin Town Brass Band Providing affordable music education for children, supporting the local community, and restoring the Island's Heritage.
FYTbus Providing minibus transport for the residents of West Wight to local retail, social, health and leisure amenities.
Age UKIW Good Neighbour Scheme Supporting older people on the Isle of Wight who have no one else to turn to.
Earl Mountbatten Hospice Providing hospice care and support for patients, their families and friends.
West Sussex
Arundel Museum Society Our volunteers have brought the past to life for the education and enjoyment of the whole community.
Community Minibus Association (West Sussex) Over 40 years of Volunteer service providing transport to those in need across rural West Sussex.
Ferring Conservation Group For educational, practical and campaigning work protecting the local wildlife, open spaces and built environment.
Weald & Downland Open Air Museum Supporting the Museum in its delivery of knowledge, stimulating public interest in historical crafts & rural buildings.
South West
Cornwall
Treverbyn Community Hall Supporting many activities that contribute to the health, well-being and future of the local community.
Devon
Exeter Citizens Advice Bureau Providing advice and information for clients and their families to help them resolve their problems
Great Torrington Cavaliers A voluntary organisation that raises money for charity and good causes through high profile public events.
Shaldon and Ringmore Flood Defence Volunteers Ensuring that all necessary precautions are taken to protect our community from flooding.
Dorset
Creative Kids Supporting disadvantaged children to achieve a national qualification in the arts.
The Friends of the Charmouth Heritage Coast Centre Enhancing understanding and enjoyment of the coastline of Charmouth and the Jurassic Coast - World Heritage Site.
Gloucestershire
Herefordshire & Gloucestershire Canal Trust Rebuilding a sustainable Canal with volunteers working together to revive the past and secure a better future.
Gloucester Muslim Welfare Association Volunteers provide valuable services to the community at time of bereavement & major incidents such as floods.
Somerset
Marine Lake Enthusiasts (Marlens) Looks after Clevedon's Heritage Marine Lake on behalf of the community.
The City and County of Bristol
University of Bristol Students' Union Volunteer Hub Students contributing to the wider Bristol community through volunteering.
Wiltshire
Engage Supporting and improving the emotional wellbeing of older people in hospital through cognitive and social stimulation.
Salisbury Cathedral Volunteers Sustaining and caring for visitors and worshippers by providing hospitality, education, guiding and outreach.
Wales
Clwyd
Gresford & District War Memorial Community Centre Trust Managing extensive social and recreational facilities for the benefit of the community.
West Glamorgan
The Penllergare Trust A historic landscape saved and maintained by voluntary action for the people of Wales.
West Midlands
Herefordshire
Yeleni Therapy & Support Providing free complementary therapies for anyone with any type of cancer.
Shropshire
Burwarton and District Agricultural Society Assisting local young people to further their experience while promoting British agriculture.
The Friends of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Help support the educational and conservation work of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum.
Stretton Focus Providing a voice to the local community, school/academy, together with a progressive awards scheme.
Telford Young Carers (Telford and Wrekin CVS) Supporting children aged 5-18 who provide care for a member of their family.
Staffordshire
Chasewater Light Railway and Museum Preserving industrial heritage for current and future generations to enjoy by applying the diverse skills of volunteers.
Community Engagement Support Services (CESS) Using activities to support the community and promote independent living.
Community Together CIC To provide access to a 'One Stop' service that will enable anyone to gain the appropriate support and guidance.
HALOW (Birmingham), Stafford Prison Visitors' Centre, Volunteer Group Assists prisonersÕ families to maintain family ties thus helping to reduce the likelihood of future re-offending.
Loggerheads and District Befrienders Offer the opportunity for socialisation, caring and friendship through personal companionship, gatherings and outings.
Manna House (Hanley) Supporting homeless and vulnerable people in Stoke on Trent; providing food, love and compassion, with God's help.
Princess Street Training Education & Enterprise Centre Assisting people from all walks of life to develop essential life skills, volunteering and employment opportunities.
Staffordshire Ladsandads Club To help educate Boys and Girls through leisure time activities to aid their physical and mental capabilities.
The Kingfisher Project Bringing communities and partners together to protect natural habitats and create green spaces for all to enjoy.
The West Midlands
Aspiring Futures CIC Supports women to aspire for better through improving social connectedness, well-being and employment opportunities.
Carriers of Hope, Coventry Enabling newly housed asylum seekers, refugees and EU Roma Migrants to feel settled, at home and welcomed in Coventry.
Coffee Tots Providing vulnerable families with essential support and friendship to improve family life.
Coventry City Centre Poppy Appeal Group Raise funds and awareness of the Poppy Appeal in Coventry throughout the year by way of community fundraising.
Ekta - Unity Voluntary Organisation Supporting isolated & vulnerable ethnic minority people to help their integration in the wider community.
FastAid Providing Community First Responders to Solihull & local areas in life threatening circumstances.
Good Shepherd Ministry A Wolverhampton based charity providing immediate, practical assistance to the homeless and poor.
Holford Drive Community Sports Hub LTD The approach for community sports hubs is vital for the next generation of young people.
Mad Hatter's Tea Party Children's Charity Dedicated to helping children with special educational needs and disabilities across the Midlands.
Masjid-E-Zeenat-Ul-Islam Coventry Enthusiastic volunteers who serve people of all gender, race and religion.
Narthex Sparkhill Offering hope, support, compassion and a safe place for people in crisis and destitution.
Positive Images Festival A wholly volunteer led annual festival that celebrates Coventry's vibrant diversity.
Radio Plus 101.5FM, (Coventry Spirit (Radio)) Broadcasting fresh hope and positive music to the Coventry area in partnership with local churches and organisations.
Sikh Union Coventry Managing community projects that support vulnerable children and adults through team sports and health improvement.
Solihull Branch of Parkinson's UK Helping those affected by Parkinson's to remain positive and lead active lives.
Birmingham Pen Trade Heritage Association Running a unique Pen Museum dedicated to keeping Birmingham's industrial legacy alive through displays and activities.
Erdington Asian Women's Society Supporting women from minority backgrounds who are vulnerable to feeling isolated, to access local community services.
The Knowle Society A community volunteer group who work together, to preserve and support the development and character of the village.
The What? Centre Providing therapeutic counselling to enable young people to improve their mental health and wellbeing.
Wolverhampton & Bilston AC An athletics club that offers an an open door to all sectors of the community.
Warwickshire
Nuneaton & Bedworth Neighbourhood Watch Association Striving to create a cohesive community that protects its most vulnerable from harm.
Worcestershire
Harvington Hall Volunteers Enabling a unique Elizabethan house to celebrate its past, enjoy its present, and preserve its future.
Maggs Day Centre Work to help homeless and vulnerable people raise their self-confidence thereby enabling positive life changes.
Kyre & Stoke Bliss Neighbourhood Lunch Providing a monthly homemade lunch and focus for rural, vulnerable and isolated people to meet friends and eat together.
Alfrick and Lulsley Community Shop Ltd. Providing a Store, Post Office, Cafe and vital Social Hub for our Villages.
Yorkshire and the Humber
North Yorkshire
Ryedale Carers Support Providing practical and emotional support for carers, the people they care for, and older people living alone.
Ryedale Youth Theatre A voluntary charitable trust No. 1053362 which encourages and instructs young people in all aspects of performing arts.
Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre Our volunteers, of all ages, learn from each other & gain confidence whilst educating the public.

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