given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who regularly devote their time helping others in the community; improving the quality of life and opportunity for others and providing an outstanding service. It is described as the MBE for a voluntary group.
The award is in recognition of the work of Oak Tree Farm’s dedicated volunteers and of the staff, trustees, patrons and professionals who give generously of their time. The many volunteers and people who have helped over the years in any small way also share in the achievement.
The citation accompanying the award reads - ‘for helping people with learning disabilities with the practical activities of growing, gardening, pottery, catering and animal care’.
The Award was presented by The Queen’s representative, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire, Ian Dudson CBE CStJ on 8th October 2014. A certificate signed by the Queen and a crystal award were presented to our longest serving volunteer and our youngest volunteer at a reception at Sandon Hall. Many Staffordshire dignitaries were present along with the volunteers, trustees, staff and representatives of supporting organisations.
The crystal award is now on display in a fabulous cabinet that has been created by local craftsman Max Cooper. Made from quarter sawn oak, the cabinet sets off the crystal in a forest of trees fashioned from oak, zebrano and sycamore marquetry pieces.
As you can see we also have permission to use the QAVS logo.