The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012
Major Award for Scotland’s Health Charity
Buckingham Palace and Cabinet Press Office announced today that leading Scottish charity Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland has been awarded the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012.
This Award, designed to commemorate Her Majesty’s 60-year reign, is a special, one-off category of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which was established in 2002 as part of the UK honours system. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. Uniquely this year nominations were open to organisations which operate nationwide as opposed to small local volunteer groups.
CHSS was one of thousands of contenders for this prestigious award which is limited to only 60 recipients, as the charity’s Chief Executive, David Clark, explained:
“We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised with this unique and prestigious award which is particularly significant since Her Majesty the Queen has been our Patron for the whole of her 60 year reign. It recognises the enormous contribution which our 1300 volunteers have made and are continuing to make to the success of our charity and I’m sure all of them will be delighted to have had their work acknowledged in this special way.”