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The Mulberry Centre receives The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

29 September 2021

The Mulberry Centre, a registered charity based in Isleworth, has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

On Monday 27 September, representatives of The Mulberry Centre, Raj Athwal, Executive Director, and Jane Kelly, Founder Patron and Trustee, received the award crystal and certificate from Sir Kenneth Olisa OCE, Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London.

The Mulberry Centre is one of 241 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is additionally giving a special designation to QAVS awardees that provided impactful support to the community in response to the pandemic last year - either by managing a significant increase in their usual work or providing extra support in other ways.

The Mulberry Centre was selected for this designation and received this special thank you. The team received a slightly modified crystal with the words 'With special recognition - COVID-19' included in the engraving.

The Mulberry Centre provides support and information for anyone affected by cancer including those diagnosed with cancer, carers, and those bereaved by cancer. They provide free services offering practical ways of enhancing the physical, psychological, and emotional well-being of visitors.

The Centre is supported by over 140 volunteers in a variety of roles, which include delivering services to clients, looking after the building and garden, providing administrative support, fundraising, and raising awareness of their work in the community

Community news on behalf of The Mulberry Centre

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Updated: 29 September 2021

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