We are proud to have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

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. Award winners this year are wonderfully diverse.

Benn Partnership Centre 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.

Representatives of Benn Partnership Centre will receive the award from Timothy Cox, Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire later this summer.

Benn Partnership’s Chair Person, Sonia Johns, says:

“It is a great honour and privilege to be part of the community centre and to have its work recognised. I would like to thank everybody involved in our centre, the funders. sponsors, staff, volunteers including each person that walks through the door who use our services which has helped make the centre what it is today. This award is an amazing tribute to the hard work, dedication and commitment of our volunteers.”