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The Bridge For Heroes charity has finally been presented with its Queens Award for Voluntary Service
A large crowd of volunteers from the armed forces charity gathered at its Nelson House activity centre for the formal presentation of the Queens Award - the MBE for voluntary service.
The award was announced last year but with the restrictions imposed by the Covid pandemic it was not possible to conduct the formal presentation until this week.
Deputy Lieutenants, Lord Dannatt, Lady Georgina Roberts and Judge Phillip Curl attended the charity’s centre to make the presentation.
The centre’s acting chief executive officer, Helen Taylor, who received the award on behalf of the charity’s volunteers said: “We were humbled to receive such a prestigious award recognising all the great work done by the volunteers on behalf of the charity, without whom it could not continue.
"Indeed, with only a small permanent staff, the volunteers, particularly those with specialist roles, bear the brunt of much of the work done in supporting those members of the armed forces community in need.”
Following the presentation, the deputy lieutenants were given a tour of the facility, which opened in the summer, providing a wide range of indoor activities for beneficiaries of the charity, ranging from painting, arts and crafts, photography and cyber security to bicycle maintenance and woodwork, with other fun activities also available such as movies and games.
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