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    25 October 2022

    Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

    Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service presentation to

    the Somerset mentoring charity PROMISEworks

    by Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset Mrs Anne Maw CVO CStJ

     Sunday 23 October 2022

    Mrs Annie Maw, Cllr Tessa Munt, and the Mayors of Glastonbury and of Wells came together yesterday to congratulate PROMISEworks on the award of the QAVS, the highest award nationally for volunteers, equivalent to the MBE. The Award was received by Chair, Robert Peto and Deputy Chair, Kev O’Donnell along with over 50 volunteer mentors.

    Presenting the Award, one of her final duties as Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Maw said:

    “I am presenting this award on behalf of, now, His Majesty to an important group of people looking after our young who are, after all, our future. This is a serious duty for me but also a privilege and an honour”

    In receiving the Award, Robert Peto said:

    “A massive thank you to Annie and her team for supporting PROMISEworks and recognising the commitment of all our volunteers. We are one of only 2 charities in Somerset chosen to receive the QAVS in 2022”

    The award is a crystal obelisk supported by a citation signed by the late Queen Elizabeth II, one of the final awards given during her reign.

    Cllr Munt said:

    “I salute all you volunteers who provide an amazing service to support families across Somerset, a service unique to Somerset. I am very grateful for all you do to help our young people.”

    The QAVS recognises the exceptional commitment of our volunteers who provide one to one support to children and young people across our county of Somerset. It reminds us of all the ways fantastic volunteers are contributing to their local communities and working to make life better for those around them.

    The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

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