Monday, June 15, 2020

Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

It has been wonderful to hear that three local volunteer groups in West Lancashire have received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Douglas Music Society is a registered charity in Parbold who have brought world class music performances to the local community for everyone to experience and enjoy.

The Parbold Picture House has also brought a cultural offering to the borough with a successful high quality community Cinema.

Wrightington and Wigan Group of Friends for Cancer Research UK has been recognised for their great work in raising £130,000 for Cancer Research (CRUK) and as a community hub organising regular events that bring the local community together.

Councillor Gaynar Owen, Mayor of West Lancashire, said "I am delighted to hear that our local volunteer groups have been recognised for the difference they are making to our communities and our lives. I would like to congratulate them all on receiving the highest award for voluntary service." 

Representatives from both organisations will receive the award from Lord Shuttleworth, Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire later in the year and will attend Buckingham Palace in May 2021, along with other recipients of this year’s Award.

If you would like to nominate a person or organisation who you feel has made an outstanding contribution to alleviate the challenges of the pandemic you can nominate them for the High Sheriff’s Covid-19 Awards by 30 June 2020. You can find the nomination form at