Queens Award joy for Ambitions community group

Date published: 03 June 2020

Ambitions, a group run by volunteers based in Oldham and Tameside, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Ambitions is a community group that provides social activities for young and not so young adults with learning and physical disabilities.

These activities include providing a social club, themed discos, karaoke, trips out to places such as Blackpool, Emmerdale, Alton Towers etc - in fact members choose the destinations volunteers take them.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups which benefit their local communities.

It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and recipients are announced each year on June 2, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

Representatives of Ambitions will receive the award from the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester and two volunteers will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace at some time in the future.

The Ambitions committee - Jonathan Griffiths-Barnes (Chair), Angela Pagett (Treasurer) and Andy Andrejczak (Secretary) - are collectively delighted that all of the fantastic volunteers, who so enthusiastically give their time and effort to help the members safely but enjoyably, take part in Ambitions activities and have been recognised by the prestigious Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

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