Tower Hamlets wins three of the 21 awarded across London
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets has congratulated three local community organisations on achieving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The recipients of the award were officially announced on Sunday 2 June, which is the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
The award is the highest given to volunteer groups across the UK and is given to those who are making a positive impact on the lives of others.
There are 281 winning organisations from across the UK, including 21 from London.
The three Tower Hamlets based winners are:
The Volunteer Police Cadets Tower Hamlets. For innovation and commitment to the young people of Tower Hamlets enabling them to access opportunities across the London.
Neighbours in Poplar. For offering care and support to vulnerable people in the community for 50 years.
The Exchange Project at the East End Community Foundation. For supporting low income families by enabling the exchange of children’s clothes, toys and books.
John Biggs, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “Many congratulations to our three fantastic local organisations on achieving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, and it’s especially pleasing to see that Tower Hamlets has won three out of the total 21 awards given across the whole of London.
“This is a clear reflection of the strength and depth of our community and voluntary organisations, and the special role they play, week in week out in the heart of our local communities.”
The winners will receive a certificate signed by the Queen and a domed glass crystal. Representatives from the group may also be invited to attend a royal garden party.