Formal Presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Ferring Conservation Group has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary handoverService, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. On Tuesday, 11th October around 70 people gathered in St Andrew’s Church Centre, Ferring, for the formal presentation. This prestigious award marks the respect in which the Queen holds all those who give voluntary service to their community and is the MBE for voluntary groups. The Award was presented by the Lord p1160203-1Lieutenant of West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper. We were also joined by other local dignitaries, including Deputy Lord Lieutenant Rear Admiral John Lippiett, High Sheriff Mark Spofforth, Sir Peter Bottomley MP, as well as the Chairman of WSCC, and the Chairman and Chief Executive of Arun DC, plus other distinguished guests and group members.

p1160205Jane Hayman from the group commented that “this Award was a fitting accolade for all the hard work carried out by our members over many years”.