Lifeboat Charity group shortlisted for top Award
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.