Congratulations to George House Trust for winning the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. GHT has been a Levenshulme Pride partner and participant since our first year and will be familiar to many people from their work across Manchester and the North West.
George House Trust provides services to people living with, and affected by, HIV and has been providing HIV support, advice and advocacy services to improve health outcomes since 1985. GHT is a service user centred organisation, with a diverse team of highly trained and knowledgeable staff and volunteers. You can find out more about George House Trust HERE
George House Trust’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, Rachel Purvis says:
“We are thrilled and honoured that the hard work and commitment of George House Trust’s volunteers has been recognised at this level. We could not deliver our wide variety of support services to people living with HIV in Greater Manchester and the wider North West without the dedication and hard work of our amazing volunteer team. Everything each and every one of our volunteers does contributes to our vision – for people living with HIV to live healthy lives free from stigma and discrimination. We could not be prouder of them all.”
George House Trust is one of 230 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The number of nominations remains high year on year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those around them.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
Representatives of George House Trust will receive the award from Sir Warren Smith, the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester, later this summer. Two GHT volunteers will also attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2021, along with other recipients of this year’s Award.
This year there were 230 recipients of The Queen’s Award Voluntary Service from across the UK. More information on the recipients and the Award can be found HERE