Commenting on the award, Alistair Wright Chairman of the Winster Village Shop Association said:
“We are delighted that the impact of the work of the shop has been recognised through this prestigious award. It rightly appreciates the important role of the shop at the heart of the local community and the valued hard work and commitment of our volunteers and staff in making life better for others”.
“Many thanks too to all our many customers who have supported us and have sometimes become volunteers themselves”
Winster Village Shop is only one of 262 local charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups in the UK, to receive the prestigious award this year. Their work along with others from across the country reminds us of all the ways fantastic volunteers are contributing to their local communities and working to make life better for those around them.
The King’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II ‘s Golden Jubilee and following his accession, His Majesty the King emphasised his desire to continue the award. Recipients are announced annually on 14th of November the King’s birthday.
Representatives of Winster Village Shop will receive the award crystal and certificate from Mrs. Elizabeth Fothergill, CBE, the Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire at an informal presentation in February 2024.