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10/06/2021

Queens Awards for Voluntary Services

Three groups from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough have received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS)

 
Three groups from Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough have received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) - A Safe Space To Be Me, Crumlin, Rathfern Community Regeneration Group and Friends of Antrim Castle Gardens. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK, it was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee.

The Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey Councillor Billy Webb, paid a special visit to each of the groups to extend his congratulations on their achievement.  The Mayor said

“It is wonderful to see these three groups recognised for their outstanding voluntary work. Their selfless efforts make such a difference to our communities and particularly during the past year when faced with the additional challenge of a pandemic”.


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