Greater Manchester Lieutenancy Presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

QAVS_logo_MBE_Strap The Furniture Station were earlier this week invited down to The Monastery, Manchester to be formally presented with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant Warren Smith JP.

Volunteers Mrs Amanda Jennings and Mr Paul Stevenson were presented with a domed glass crystal award and a certificate signed by the Queen in recognition of our groups’ outstanding work within the community.

It was announced on June 2nd earlier this year that our group had been selected as one of the winners for the prestigious award. Alan Gunnion, Project Manager said “Recognizing this team work of 21 years is both inspiring & motivating.”

The Furniture Station is one of 187 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. It is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.

The Furniture Station continue to re-use good-quality furniture for  people living in Stockport who struggle to secure essential items to turn their accommodation in a home.   Receiving ongoing donations of good-quality furniture from the general public remains vital to ensure we continue to support families & individuals in need.

The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.