Shropshire Star

Shropshire volunteer groups celebrate as they are named in the King's Awards

Shropshire volunteer groups are among 262 local charities, social enterprises and other organisations that have received The King’s Award for Voluntary Service this year.

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SSEA were awarded for their help with local schools

The award aims to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities and was created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee.

Following his accession to the throne, King Charles has emphasised his desire to continue the award and recipients were announced on the King’s birthday on November 14.

Eight groups in Shropshire were among the recipients. They are: South Shropshire Engineering Ambassadors (SSEA); Clun Valley Good Neighbours Scheme; Telford Crisis Support; The Cavalier Centre, Home-Start Telford and Wrekin; Shropshire Child Contact Centres; Ludlow Cancer Support Group; and Church and Chetwynd Aston Village Hall.

Telford Crisis Support were "delighted" to win

Telford Crisis Support (TCS), which provides help for people experiencing financial difficulty. said they were "delighted" to accept the award.

"We are very honoured to receive this prestigious award,” said Chris Jones, chair of trustees at Telford Crisis Support.

"TCS volunteers form the backbone and spirit of TCS, they are tireless, hardworking, loyal and dedicated, they work with and alongside our dedicated staff to make a difference in our community."