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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2007 - 26 October 2007
In 2007 London Lesbian & Gay Switchboard became the proud recipient of the Queen's Award for voluntary Service 2007. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is given for outstanding achievement by groups of volunteers who:
The Award recognises the vital role played by the ‘unsung heroes' of the voluntary and community world and emphasises the importance of continuing recognition of their work. Our volunteers are very proud to have won this award. It is acknowledgement for the time and effort that they have given to provide this vital service to our community.
We believe that we are only the second LGBT organisation to receive the Queen's Award, and it is only fitting that as one of the oldest lesbian and gay charities in the UK, that the contribution of lesbians and gay men to the wider community is officially recognised.
LLGS was nominated by Boo Armstrong, who is a former volunteer and ex-co-chair. The nomination was supported by Lord Chris Smith (Patron) and Nick Partridge (Chief Executive of THT and a former volunteer).
Barclays/Stonewall Community Group of the Year - 1 November 2007
We are very proud of this award, as this is voted on by the members of the community that we continue to serve.
Overall Group Winner of Whitbread Volunteer Action Awards 1997
Regional/Special Award Winner of Whitbread Volunteer Action Awards 1997
The Stonewall Equality Award 1994