Queen’s Award to Volunteer Centre by Duke of Gloucester

80 specially invited guests witnessed the presentation, by HRH Duke of Gloucester, of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at a ceremony in the Syston Community Centre on Tuesday 23rd July. Picture shows HRH Duke of Gloucester (Centre) flanked by Derek Burdon, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Syston and District Volunteer Centre (holding commemorative plaque) and Ken Pacey, Chairman of Syston Town Council (on left), surrounded by other Trustees, Staff, Volunteers, family and friends.The Duke was accompanied by the Lord Lieutenant for Leicestershire, Michael Kapur, and Deputy Lord Lieutenant, David Wyrko, who read out the Royal citation.
The Volunteer Centre promotes and sustains personal independence and community and family ties through the provision of subsidised transport and other volunteer-led services, harnessing and directing local volunteer energies and skills to meet local needs.

Photographs courtesy of Andy Meyers Photography 2019