We wanted to highlight the three charities that received the Queen’s Award this year, and congratulate all three organisations for their amazing achievement. You can find out more about each of the organisations and how to find and support them below:
Hinckley Concordia Association
The Hinckley Concordia Association (HCA) is a registered charity which owns and administrates the Concordia Theatre. They are pleased to say that the volunteer ethos which made this dream come true is still in existence today, the theatre is completely run by volunteers.
The theatre, which is based on the three sections of a renovated hosiery factory, hosts a number of amateur performance societies who perform regularly at the theatre.
Leicestershire Search and Rescue
Leicestershire Search & Rescue (LeicSAR) is a non-profit organisation, made up entirely of emergency volunteers, providing vital support and assistance to the emergency services, local authorities and the general public. Their volunteers share a common interest, which is providing a professional, reliable and vital service to the people of Leicestershire and surrounding areas, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Their primary role is to provide specialist resources to Leicestershire’s emergency services to assist in the search and rescue of vulnerable and missing people in the Leicestershire area. They also provide support to neighbouring teams in other counties.
Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre
In 2007 Mountsorrel and Rothley Community Heritage Centre formed to restore the 1¼ miles of the Mountsorrel Railway. With £100,000 raised from the local community and help from local business their 120 volunteers have delivered so much more! Contributing over 140,000 hours of volunteer labour they restored the rail line, built Mountsorrel Station with car park and access, repaired two stone bridges and then went on to create the Mountsorrel And Rothley Community Heritage Centre and all the many areas of interest that the heritage centre site now contains.
They opened to the public on 25th April 2016. Their aim is to encourage visitors to find out and learn about our local heritage and ecology, as well as providing a pleasant area and environment to relax and enjoy themselves.
More about the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
You can find out more about the QAVS and nominate your choice for the 2021 Queen’s Award on their website. Nominations close on 25 September 2020.