QUEEN’S Awards have been presented to two south Warwickshire organisations.
Tim Cox, His Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, presented The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) to Harbury e-Wheels and The Pam Britton Trust for Dementia.
Harbury e-Wheels uses electric cars to provide essential transport and support to the rural community of the village, while also working to facilitate e-charging for the whole village.
The Pam Britton Trust for Dementia supports people living with a dementia illness, as well as providing support for their carers across south Warwickshire. The trust was founded by Tony Britton in memory of his wife Pam, who died in 2013 aged 64, having lived with early-onset dementia since she was in her 50s.
The QAVS – which aims to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities – is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.
Mr Cox said: “It’s always a pleasure and a privilege to visit some of the fabulous organisations we have in Warwickshire and meet those involved in achieving their awards.
“I was delighted to present the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service awards to Harbury e-Wheels and The Pam Britton Trust for Dementia. It is so important to reward and celebrate excellence in our county, whether that be in the field of voluntary service or enterprise.”
Warwickshire County Council culture sokeswoman Coun Heather Timms added her congratulations.
She added: “There is no stronger accolade for a voluntary organisation or charity than to achieve a Queen’s Award. It not only greatly enhances their reputation, but is also a real boost for staff.”
Visit www.gov.uk/queens-award-for-voluntary-service to find out more about the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
Tony Britton of The Pam Britton Trust for Dementia receives the award from Tim Cox.
Harbury e-Wheels receive their award.