Queen's Award for Voluntary Service - Award Presentations
This week, His Excellency presented The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service ("QAVS") to the Guernsey Voluntary Service and Guernsey Disability Swimming LBG. As the equivalent of an MBE for volunteer groups, the QAVS is the highest award available to local volunteer groups. The Award recognises outstanding work by voluntary organisations to benefit their local communities and was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen's Golden Jubilee.
On Tuesday 29th September, His Excellency joined members of the Guernsey Voluntary Service ("GVS") at the Jubilee Day Centre to present their crystal and certificate. The GVS is a local charity that brings together and coordinates considerable numbers of volunteers to deliver several key services, primarily for those in the local community in need of care or assistance.
You can find out more about the work of the GVS on their website at: http://www.gvs.org.gg/.
[His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor presents the QAVS Award crystal and certificate to Mrs. Mandy Le Bachelet of the GVS.]
On Thursday 1st October, His Excellency visited a Guernsey Disability Swimming LBG ("GDS") swimming session at Beau Sejour to present their QAVS crystal and certificate. Relaunched in 2015, the GDS is the only charity in Guernsey providing their service and currently has 48 users on their register, ranging in age from 11 to 75. The groups swimming sessions run throughout the year, allowing people with physical or learning disabilities to participate safely both in swimming and socially, with others.
You can find out more about the GDS on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/GuernseyDisabilitySwimming/
Congratulations to Guernsey Voluntary Service and Guernsey Disability Swimming LBG from us all at Government House!
[His Excellency the Lieutenant-Governor presents the QAVS Award crystal and certificate to Ms. Mandy Mackwelworth and Mr. Roger Allsopp MBE.]