Museum volunteers nominated for Queen's award

By The Editor

24th Apr 2022 | Local News

Godalming Museum entrane.
Godalming Museum entrane.

Godalming Museum's volunteers have been nominated for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

The news is particularly fitting as it comes in the museum's centenary year.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities for the benefit of others.  The annual award was created by the Queen in 2002 to celebrate her Golden Jubilee, and is considered to be the equivalent of an MBE.

Several of the volunteers attended a virtual reception in February for the Surrey organisations nominated this year.

The event was hosted by Michael More-Molyneux, the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey, and the volunteers were addressed by Sir Stephen Lamport, Chairman of the Local Surrey QAVS Panel. The Earl of Wessex thanked the representatives from the 10 nominated organisations by video message. Godalming Museum curator Alison Pattison said: "I am thrilled that the museum volunteers have been nominated for the prestigious Queen's Award for Volunteering. "Volunteers are involved in every aspect of the museum's work, front of house and behind the scenes, and it is wonderful to have their invaluable contribution recognised in this way." You can take a virtual tour and visit Godalming Museum's website


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