Queens Voluntary Service Award

“The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation and is known as the ‘MBE for volunteer groups’.

Following a nomination by Bob McLean, Mayor of Dacorum 2016/2017, we  received this prestigious award in 2018. 

We were told the following: ‘The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE and I am delighted to inform you that your group has been selected as a recipient for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2018. The award of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2018 represents a tremendous achievement for your organisation. We hope that everyone involved, and particularly your volunteers, feel immensely proud of the recognition that this Award represents.’

This is absolutely a reflection of all of our volunteers hard work, investment of time and the incredible impact Waterways Experiences has had in its local community “