Name your hero voluntary group

THE Lord-Lieutenant for South Yorkshire has called on the county to nominate outstanding local voluntary groups for next year's Queen's Awards for Voluntary Service, the MBE for volunteer groups.

David Moody has appeal for entrants to follow in the footsteps of two Rotherham winners last year.

"Voluntary groups continue to play a pivotal role in the community, and many individuals' lives.

“Recognising their contribution is vital and The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the MBE equivalent for volunteer groups and is, therefore, the highest honour in the voluntary sector.”

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service was created by teh Queen to mark the her Golden Jubilee in 2002.

Nominations for the 2011 Award should be received by September 30. Further information can be gained and forms can be downloaded by visiting www.direct.gov.uk/thequeensawardforvoluntaryservice or by calling 020 7781 2397 to request a hard copy. Successful groups will be announced in June 2011.

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