We are absolutely thrilled to be able to announce today that Brain Tumour Support and our wonderful volunteers have been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award given to groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done by volunteers in their communities.
"This is such a great honour for us and so well deserved," said Nin Gill, volunteer coordinator for Brain Tumour Support. "The volunteer team has grown to over 100 and every single one of them plays a part in this award."
Tina Mitchell Skinner, CEO and Founder, summed up how proud the whole charity team feels: “We couldn’t do what we do without our amazing team of volunteers. They give up their time and skills so generously and with such commitment to help out in the office, at support groups and at fundraising events. We always knew that they were outstanding, but this is external recognition at the highest level. It really does indicate the huge contribution they make to enable us to support brain tumour patients and their families.”
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
As part of the recognition two representatives of the charity, two of our longest serving volunteers John Stuart and Kieran Widdowson, attended a Royal Garden Party in May. Then later this summer representatives of Brain Tumour Support will receive the award officially from the Queen's representative, the Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire.