It is with great pride that we can now share that we have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Services! It is an amazing honour and a credit to the hundreds of young people who have volunteered over the past 12 years!
At the time of print we think that we are the only Local Youth Council in the UK to win this Award and we are simply over the moon.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) is the highest award given to UK volunteer groups, being equivalent to the MBE. The prestigious award recognises exceptional work done by volunteer groups in their communities.
The award was announced by Elizabeth II on 30 April 2002, in celebration of her Golden Jubilee, as part of her Golden Jubilee speech to the House of Lords and House of Commons. The first award was made in 2003, with winning groups announced in the London Gazette on 2 June each year, the anniversary of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.
The announcement of Oldham Youth Council winning the award can be found at https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/62303/supplement/J4