Our Service’s chaplains were recently presented with a nomination for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire, James Puxley.
A reception was held for all the nominees at the University of Reading at the end of March. Chaplain Coordinator Jim Dashper, John Brown and Terry Murphy attended on behalf of the Service’s Chaplains, alongside Chief Fire Officer, Trevor Ferguson.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work in their local communities for the benefit of others. It is the equivilent of a MBE.
Their nomination is based upon the invaluable support they provide to sustain the emotional and spiritual wellbeing of staff.
Each nomination is judged on the benefits it gives to the local community. There is not a set number of winners in a sector of volunteering work or region of the country. The Chaplaincy Team will find out at the beginning of June if they have been successful.
Further information will be provided as soon as it is available.