02 Jun Red House Volunteers awarded Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
We are thrilled to announce that the Red House Community centre in Albrighton has been announced as one of the four Shropshire based winners of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, often referred to as the MBE for the voluntary sector.
Run by dedicated trustees and team of volunteers, the Red House has provided services and facilities for all age groups in Albrighton for more than fifty years. Apart from fundraising to keep the grade 2 listed building in excellent condition, the group run many activities including a free playscheme for children through summer holidays, OAP Xmas parties, fayres, and multiple fund-raising events each year to support the community.
In addition, the team stepped up their community work during covid, helping to convert the parish minibus into a mobile shop, providing food and delivering prescriptions working seven days a week serving those shielding throughout the first lockdown. For the past six months they have also run a Community Support Scheme, seven days a week, responding to hundreds of requests, delivering groceries, prescriptions, helping with transport to the surgery and assisting in any way needed by the community. They also delivered food bank parcels for the church and delivered hot meals cooked for the Melville OAP club in the village.
Chair of trustees, Jenny Wynn said “this is a tremendous achievement and wonderful recognition for all our trustees and volunteers, many of whom have worked at the Red House supporting residents for more than two decades”
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