Urban Outreach receives “MBE for Volunteer Groups”

Urban Outreach is celebrating after receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The Award is described as “the MBE for Volunteer Groups” and was presented by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Warren Smith JP at a ceremony at prestigious Monastery venue in Manchester on 4th July.  The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

Lots of volunteers have served the charity for many years and a group of these were invited to attend the awards ceremony, where trustee and founder Christine Bagley and long-serving volunteer Jack Shuttleworth went forward to formally receive the award from Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant on behalf of the charity.

Chief Executive Dave Bagley said: “To receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is a great honour. We are proudly Bolton-focused and our commitment is to the town and its vision, especially in narrowing the gap for those in our communities that struggle and suffer the most. Our privilege is to do this in partnership with the many hundreds of volunteers that stand alongside us. This award is a testament once again to the tremendous work volunteers do in our town. These volunteers show how caring and compassionate the people of Bolton are. On their behalf we receive this award.”

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