The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

by | Jun 2, 2022 | Featured News, News

Ryedale Community Transport are delighted to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee year.

This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recognises outstanding work by local volunteer groups which benefit their community. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation, and is equivalent to an MBE for the group.

Lynne Hodgson, Chief Officer said: “The award represents a tremendous achievement for our charity, and we are immensely proud to receive it on behalf of all our volunteers, both past and present, who do amazing work.”

Ryedale Community Transport are here to help the residents of Ryedale with their transport needs whether it be on the Volunteer Car Scheme, Accessible Transport, The Ryedale Rover demand responsive bus service, Shopper Trips or W2W Moped Hire.

Philip Richardson MBE, Chair of Trustees said: “I am delighted that our volunteers are being recognised with this collective Award.  This is a prestigious award and a huge tribute to them all.  Our volunteer drivers are the backbone of our charity and regularly go above and beyond what is expected to help our members with their transport needs.”

Ryedale Community Transport is one of 244 local charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. Their work, along with others from across the UK, reminds us of all the ways in which volunteers are contributing to their local communities and working to make life better for those around them. Find out more at QAVS2022

Ryedale Community Transport are always looking to welcome new volunteers. We’d love to hear from you, drop us a line at post@ryedalect.org or call us on 01653 699059.