Celebratory reception held for past Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recipients

The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council, Councillor Richard Holmes, has hosted a celebratory reception for recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The event in Cloonavin, organised as part of the Council’s Platinum Jubilee programme, was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, Mr David McCorkell, and the Lord Lieutenant of County Londonderry, Mrs Alison Millar.

The QAVS scheme was established in 2002 as part of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee, to mark the outstanding contribution made by local volunteer groups to community life, their efforts make a huge difference to people’s lives.

A wide range of different organisations were in attendance, all proud recipients of the QAVS and the Mayor and Lord Lieutenants were happy to once again thank them for their enduring efforts in enhancing the lives of others across the Borough.

Recipients of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Award in Causeway Coast and Glens are:

The Royal British Legion.

Clydesdale and Vintage Vehicle Club.

North Antrim Agricultural Association.

Bann Rowing Club.

Evergreen Club.

North West 200.

Assistance Dogs NI.

Vineyard Compassion.

Burnfoot Community Association.

Building Ballysally Together.

Portrush Sea Cadets.

Greenlight Gateway.

Riding for the Disabled.

Thanks to Kevin McAuley for the photos