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Wye Valley Volunteers to receive royal accolade
A TEAM of volunteers is set to receive a royal accolade next week, presented by the Queen’s representative in Bucks.
In June, The Wye Valley Volunteers won the prestigious Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, which is split up by region and is the equivalent for organisations of an MBE.
And the group, which was formed in 1984, will be given the annual award by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, The Lord-Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire at a special ceremony next week.
Other dignitaries, including County and District councillors, will attend the ceremony at Bourne End Library on Monday, October 22 at 2.15pm.
The Wye Valley Volunteers offers services to those in need in the areas of Bourne End, The Wooburns, Flackwell Heath and Little Marlow.
Nearly 120 volunteers help with transporting people to hospital and for other medical appointments, home visiting, helping and befriending the elderly.
The team also organise coffee mornings, lunches and outings for the more isolated elderly residents.
The award will be presented jointly to Gwen Thomas MBE and Jean Peasley, both founder members who have worked with the organisation since it began.
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