Final call for royal award nominations

Lord Shuttleworth
Lord Shuttleworth

The Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth KCVO, has made a final call for people across the county to nominate outstanding volunteer groups in their area for the 2014 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, before this year’s deadline of September 30.

This prestigious UK national honour recognises the exceptional contributions made to local communities by groups voluntarily devoting their time for the benefit of others.

Jo Darbyshire, chairman of the Lancashire Panel, said: “Volunteering groups in Lancashire make a huge contribution to people’s lives, often without praise for the incredible job they do.

“A prestigious national honour such as the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service can prove invaluable in so many ways to their ongoing success.”

For those wishing to be considered for the 2014 award, forms must be submitted no later than September 30.

For details of how to nominate and to download a nomination form visit