Since July 1993, DESCENDANTS have been supporting, entertaining and helping to develop children and young people of African and Caribbean descent in West London.  It is one of 281 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The number of nominations and awards has increased year on year since the awards were introduced in 2002, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those around them.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee.  Winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

 Margaret Noel,  Founder of DESCENDANTS said:

"Descendants’ Management Committee are delighted that our dedicated work has been awarded such a prestigious award, ‘The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service’ the highest award a Voluntary group can receive in the UK.  We salute all the volunteers who have volunteered in any capacity over the past 26 years!  We are very proud and hope this award inspires the next generation, and our Community."


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Posted: 11 June 2019