The Queen’s Award
Chester Adult Phab gains prestigious award – 2012
We are proud to announce on 2 June 2012, Chester Adult Phab has been presented with
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
The MBE for volunteer groups
This award is made annually recognising and rewarding excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community.
Her Majesty The Queen announced the Award in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee. The Award is given every year to groups of two or more people in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the quality of life and opportunity for individuals or other groups in the community.
The award is the highest honour given to voluntary groups and is the equivalent in status to an MBE. The club is particularly delighted to gain this award during Her Majesty The Queens Diamond Jubilee Celebrations 2012.
Chester Adult Phab Club received a certificate signed by Her Majesty The Queen and an exclusive commemorative crystal presented by HRH The Duchess of Gloucester at an award ceremony at the Town Hall Chester on Tuesday 16 October 2012. Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, David Briggs was also in attendance and The Lord Mayor of Chester, Councillor Pam Booher and Lady Mayoress of Chester, Julie Knight.
Four volunteers of Chester Adult Phab were also invited to a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace on 29 May 2012, Lynda (Club Chair) quoted “It was an amazing experience, I will never forget” she also went on to say “Members of the Royal Family were so friendly”.
Our members were one of 8,000 people who attended the Garden Party. It was also the first garden party for the Duchess of Cambridge (Kate Middleton).
In December 2011, three members of Chester Adult Phab, Kate, Lynda and Clare were interviewed by County Lord Lieutenants and their representatives. After three more stages a recommended list of volunteer groups are sent to the Queen for her approval.
We are proud to announce Chester Phab were successful.
Chester Adult Phab is one of 112 volunteer groups who have been successful in gaining
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service during 2012.
Chester Adult Phab was founded in the late 1980’s by Lynda who is still very much at the reins of the organisation today.
“Phab have made their dreams come true” another member reports, “I have made lifelong friends”.