The Charity of William Hobbayne has been recognised for the coveted Queen’s Award for Volunteering for the dedicated work of all its volunteers over the last 500 years.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. The Charity of William Hobbayne is at the heart of the community and was set up in 1484. It has been quietly making a difference supporting those in need, hardship or distress for hundreds of years. Receiving this recognition for our organisation and for our inspiring volunteers brings validation of our contribution over the past 500 years to the community. It also enhances the pride and prestige to the fantastic volunteers over hundreds of Charity led projects, events, and thousands of volunteer hours.
Volunteers contribute to the Charity’s work in many areas including activities and groups at our community centre, green spaces and outreach services supporting residents, schools and organisations who work tirelessly to make a difference in our special community.
About the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by Groups in the Community was established in 2002 in celebration of Her Majesty’s Golden Jubilee. Each year Its purpose is to recognise groups of individuals who are giving their time freely for the benefit of others. It is the highest honour that can be bestowed upon groups of this kind and is equivalent in status to the MBE. As such, the Queen’s Award not only serves to provide recognition of volunteer groups, but also demonstrates the high respect in which volunteering is held. The Award is overseen by the Civil Society Honours and Awards team at the Cabinet Office