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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday 2 June 2015 that Northern Lights were to become recipients of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services (QAVS) for 2015. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. Northern Lights were nominated for their volunteer work in the community since its founding in 1987 and were assessed by the Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire representatives on the benefit the charity brings to the local community and its standing within that community. Please see the following The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Press Release.
2012 was our 25th anniversary which led to many celebrations as we raised £72,274. We raised the awareness of Northern Lights with more people than ever knowing who we are and what we do. This will allow for us to continue our work and take many more deserving children on holidays of a lifetime. We are hoping that events will continue into 2013 and beyond please visit our events calendar to see what is going on and when. So much went on in 2012 so please take a look at our newsletter and review of 2012 Aurora Newsletter 2013.