A HOMELESS charity in Leamington has received royal recognition.
Helping Hands Community Project discovered it had scooped the Kings Award for Voluntary Services at the end of last year.
And now representatives from the charity have been presented with a certificate and commemorative crystal at a special ceremony at their head office in Althorpe Street.
The Lord Lieutenant for Warwickshire, Tim Cox, was on hand to make the presentation as the King’s representative.
All volunteers past and present were invited to join in the memorable occasion.
Helping Hands, a local charity established in 2015, extends compassionate and practical support to those struggling with the causes and effects of homelessness and trauma.
The charity is among 262 UK charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the award this year.
It recognises outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee and, following his accession, His Majesty The King emphasised his desire to continue the award.
Members of the charity will also attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace this summer, along with other recipients of the award.
To find out more about the charity visit helpinghandscharity.org.uk