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The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017.

16 Sep 2022

The MBE for volunteer groups.

As a small, independent, local cancer charity, York Against Cancer were truly honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) in 2017.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest accolade for volunteer groups in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE for volunteer groups.

In recognition of the award the charity received a certificate signed by Her Majesty and a QAV crystal, which were presented to York Against Cancer by the Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mr Barry Dodd CBE, at Ganton Hall, Scarborough. The ceremony was attended by trustees, volunteers, and charity supporters and it was a significant day in the charity’s history.

Julie Russell, York Against Cancer CEO, said: “It was such a proud moment for everyone involved with the charity – but particularly for our volunteers – they were delighted to receive such a prestigious award and receive recognition from The Queen for their outstanding contribution to the local community.

York Against Cancer would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the Royal Family at this sad time. The Queen dedicated her entire life to our country, and she will be missed.

To enable our volunteers and staff to pay their respects to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II our offices and shops will be closed on Monday 19 September 2022.”