NEWS FROM THE LORD LIEUTENANT: Buckingham charity receives royal award for its service to the community

  |  Published: Sep 21st 2018
Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, far right, presents the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to Chairman of Community Care North Bucks, Keith Croxton and long-serving volunteer, Gerry Bluck.
Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, far right, presents the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to Chairman of Community Care North Bucks, Keith Croxton and long-serving volunteer, Gerry Bluck. Image courtesy Bucks County Council.

A Buckingham-based charity has just received royal recognition for its work in the local community.

Community Care North Bucks was presented with a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) by Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire, Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, earlier this month.

Community Care North Bucks runs a variety of services to support people in North Bucks including a hospital car service, adult carers support group, a youth club and support for young carers and a support group for bereaved carers.

Presenting the award Sir Henry said: "Community Care North Bucks is a lifeline for the young and old, the sick, vulnerable and lonely who need help and support. Without it much desperate need would be unmet. The remarkable aspect is the amount and range of the care it undertakes.

"Since the awards were first created in 2002 just 30 organisations have received the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services so congratulations to all those at Community Care North Bucks for their hard work and dedication to helping some of those most in need in their local community."

Keith Croxton, Chair of Community Care North Bucks said: "This is a remarkable achievement and speaks volumes for the committed and dedicated work of all our 75 volunteers, serving the local community week in week out."

Nominations are always welcome for a QAVS. More information can be found on the website: https://qavs.direct.gov.uk

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