Topsham charity gets Queen's Award

PUBLISHED: 10:00 02 June 2017

Estuary League of Friends volunteer Paddy Taylor attended Buckingham Palace for a garden party. The charity has received a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Estuary League of Friends volunteer Paddy Taylor attended Buckingham Palace for a garden party. The charity has received a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

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A Topsham-based charity has received royal recognition of its achievements.

Estuary League of Friends has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its work helping those in need in the community.

Having received the award, which recognises excellence in voluntary activities, the charity’s chief executive, Rachel Gilpin, and long-serving volunteer, Paddy Taylor, were invited to attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

Rachel said the charity was ‘delighted’ by the award, which it had received in its 30th anniversary year.

She added: “We are incredibly proud of the 160 local people who volunteer their time to make a difference and without whom our work would not be possible.

“The award is testament to their commitment and dedication.”

Paddy, a volunteer driver for the charity, said: “It was a great honour and privilege to represent Estuary’s volunteers at the Queen’s garden party in recognition of the award.”

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