Luctonians Sports Club
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

“Promoting and inspiring sporting and social participation in rural Herefordshire and the surrounding community”

Officially announced in The London Gazette on Sunday 2nd June, Luctonians were one of 261 voluntary groups in the United Kingdom to receive this award in 2019. The other Herefordshire recipients are both close neighbours of ours:
Eardisland Community Shop and Leominster in Bloom.

Nominations for the award were considered by a panel, following which, in April, The Palace wrote:

“The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the Independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE, and I am delighted to inform you that your group has been selected as a recipient for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2019. This represents a tremendous achievement for your organisation and we hope that everyone involved, and particularly your volunteers, will feel immensely proud of it.”

Following this, in May, Chairman Simon ‘Sam’ Whiteman, together with Operations Manager, Alex Smith, attended a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

Simon Whiteman and Alex Smith arrive at The Palace, Tailed but not Topped.
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They’re in there somewhere
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The award will be presented by Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant, The Dowager Countess of Darnley, at a ceremony during summer 2019. We will publish details as soon as they are known to us. The award takes the form of a certificate, signed by Her Majesty, and an engraved crystal trophy.

This award is for the Luctonians Sports Club, and therefore belongs to all people involved in whatever sport or aspect of the club, especially our hundreds of volunteers.

Thank You All – You’ve Earned it


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