Topsham charity to collect royal award

PUBLISHED: 16:25 02 October 2017

Estuary League of Friends is to receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Estuary League of Friends is to receive the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

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A charity based in Topsham is to receive royal recognition at a ceremony next week.

Estuary League of Friends will be presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2017, by the Lord Lieutenant of Devon, David Fursdon.

The award, the highest given each year to volunteer groups, is equivalent in status to an MBE, and is said to recognise and celebrate outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time to helping and providing opportunities for others in the community.

Speaking when the award was first announced earlier this year, the charity’s chief executive Rachel Gilpin said she and her colleagues were ‘delighted’ by the award, which was testament to the ‘commitment and dedication’ of the charity’s volunteers.

The investiture will take place at The Council House in Plymouth on Monday, October 9.

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