The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
TMHCT, known locally as The Hope Centre, have been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.
We were one of 244 local charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award in 2022.
As well as part-time project workers, the Hope centre has around twenty volunteers who each give their time, skills, and experience for the benefit of others.
Representatives of THMCT received the award and certificate from Mrs Annie Maw, Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset in October 2022.
We are delighted that our group’s volunteer work has been recognised. The key thing that we do is to listen to our clients who often find it hard to have hope for their future. Without our volunteers, it would not be possible for us to engage with all the people that we are in contact with.