From the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award Office statement:
"H.M. the Queen announced on 30 April 2002 the creation of a new annual Award to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee. The Award recognises the vital role played by the hundreds of thousands of "unsung heroes" of the community and voluntary world and emphasises the importance of continuing recognition of their work.
"The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievements by groups who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the quality of life and opportunity for individuals or other groups in the community."
The Queen's Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Groups was presented to 11 members of the group by the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire at a reception held in County Hall, Preston. The award is equivalent to the M.B.E.
The group was presented with an Award from the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen at a Reception in the Mayor's Parlour at Blackburn Town Hall on 14 August 2003. Five members of the group received the Award from the Mayor and Mayoress of Blackburn with Darwen, Councillor Michael Barrett and Mrs Moira Barrett. This Award was given by the Borough as a result of winning the Queen's Golden Jubilee Award.
AWARD FROM THE HOUSE OF COMMONS
Presentation in the House of
Commons to the group from the All-
VOLUNTEERS WEEK AWARDS 2009
Health and Well-
It was an honour for us to receive
an award from the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen
Volunteer Centre on 4 June 2009 as part of Volunteers Week Celebrations. The Blackburn and Darwen CVS arranged awards in four categories and we won the prize in the Health and Well-being category. Seven of our ladies were invited to attend and had a lovely time watching a fashion show, taking part in a quiz and enjoying a lovely meal afterwards. The Mayor of Blackburn with Darwen Council, Councillor James Hirst, presented the awards.