The Queens Award
The Queen’s Award is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK, in appreciation of outstanding work in their local communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
SMASH Chief Executive, Helen Fisher said:
“It is an honour to receive this award. The Queen’s Award is not about the work done by SMASH, it is recognition of all the time and effort which volunteers put in to make what we do possible. Collectively, our volunteers give over eight and a half thousand hours every year towards our work. Every volunteer who offers their time deserves appreciation from us all, and this award is a chance to highlight how important the volunteers are, to SMASH, to the children and young people, and also to the wider community.”