Queens Award for Voluntary Service

PROMISEworks have been granted the Queens Award for Voluntary Service
one of only 244 charities across the UK this year.

Five representatives of PROMISEworks attended a nominees afternoon tea at the Royal Bath and West Show on June 2nd.

QAVS Nominee Tea
From left: Robert Peto (Chair of Trustees), Kev O'Donnell (Volunteer Mentor and Deputy Chair of Trustees), Allan Blake (Volunteer Mentor), Jane Atkins (Volunteer Mentor) and Ali Hart (General Manager)

Later in the year we will receive the award crystal and certificate from Mrs Annie Maw, Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset. In addition, two volunteers from PROMISEworks will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2023 (depending on COVID restrictions at the time), along with other recipients of this year’s Award where they will be able to celebrate this exceptional achievement together. 

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise the outstanding work being carried out by local volunteer groups to the benefit of their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on the 2nd June, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. It is regarded as the equivalent to an MBE and is awarded for the life of the organisation.

Kev O’Donnell, (second from left) Volunteer Mentor and Deputy Chair of Trustees comments: “This is a wonderful recognition of the incredible work our volunteers have done over the last 5 years, whether as Mentors, Fundraisers or Trustees. As we move into the next phase of PROMISEworks development, it is a fantastic acknowledgement of all the hard work, and volunteer hours that have built our reputation for providing long term mentoring support to young people across Somerset."