Lifeboat Char­ity group short­listed for top Award

The Scarborough Evening News - - FILEY & HUNMANBY MERCURY -

Fi­ley Ladies’ Lifeboat Guild has been short­listed for the pres­ti­gious Queen’s Award for Vol­un­tary Ser­vice, the high­est award a vol­un­tary group can re­ceive in the UK. The award is given an­nu­ally for out­stand­ing achieve­ment by groups of volun- teers who reg­u­larly de­vote their time to help­ing and im­prov­ing the qual­ity of life of oth­ers in the com­mu­nity and pro­vid­ing an out­stand­ing ser­vice.

Award win­ners will be an­nounced on Fri­day June 2, 2017, the an­niver­sary of HM the Queen’s Corona­tion. Many dif­fer­ent types of or­gan­i­sa­tions have won the award since it was launched, in­clud­ing groups work­ing to im­prove the lo­cal en­vi­ron­ment, run­ning com­mu­nity cen­tres, man­ag­ing play schemes and sup­port­ing fam­i­lies. Barry Dodd CBE, Lord-Lieu­tenant of North York­shire, said: “The award recog­nises the in­creas­ingly cru­cial work of vol­un­teers who give up spare time to help oth­ers and pro­vide ser­vices in their com­mu­nity. “It also gives groups a chance to in­spire oth­ers to get in­volved and make a pos­i­tive im­pact. North York­shire has a great tra­di­tion of vol­un­teer­ing and this is re­flected in the qual­ity of work by the bumper crop of nom­i­na­tions this year.” Pic­ture by Scott Wick­ing.

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