The Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Creative Studio

In 2011 we were one of 130 winners, nationally, of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service; the MBE for groups of volunteers who work in their local community for the benefit of others.

This award is the highest award given to voluntary groups for outstanding work in their local community.

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Those receiving the award in 2011 were selected from more than 400 groups nominated by members of the public who have been helped personally or witnessed the benefits of a group’s work in their community.

We were nominated by the mother of a member, and we were the only successful nominations in Shropshire.

This prestigious UK National Honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions and sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering, with the work of those awarded being judged to be of the highest standard. We received the award for the setting up and running of a creative arts business, by and for adults and young people with mental health problems.

Since 2011 Designs in Mind has gone from strength to strength and we now help over 100 members. But we would be nothing without those who volunteer their time and expertise daily, so we would like to say a huge thank you to every one of them.

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Posted by Maddy Moore, Good Egg Team and Member