Playbusters gets the Royal Seal of Approval
Playbusters awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
The Queen's Award is the voluntary sector equivalent of an MBE. It is awarded annually to voluntary groups to recognise and reward their outstanding achievement in helping others in the community.
This prestigious UK National Honour recognises outstanding voluntary contributions and sets the national benchmark for excellence in volunteering, with the work of those awarded being judged to be of the highest standard.
Playbusters and our team of volunteers are working towards creating an East End of Glasgow where people of all ages can realise their potential and make a difference to their community.
Margaret Layden, Project Manager says “We are delighted to receive this award in the European Year of Volunteering. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has made this happen - volunteers, staff, funders, partner organisations, supporters and the wider community”
Playbusters were selected from 413 groups nominated by members of the public who have been helped personally or witnessed the benefits of a group’s work in their community.
We will receive a certificate signed by The Queen and an exclusive commemorative crystal, presented by Her Majesty's representative in Scotland, The Lord Provost.
The Lord Provost says "I have visited Playbusters on more than one occasion and find it to be a wonderful organisation engaging children and their families in a wide range of constructive, creative and developmental activities. They have an energetic group of volunteers as well as excellent staff in the organisation. I am delighted that the organisation has been honoured in this way”.
We have also received an invitation for representatives to attend a Royal Garden Party at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in the summer.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Award Committee Chair, former broadcast journalist Martyn Lewis CBE said: “Volunteer groups make such an important contribution to their communities, often without praise for the incredible job they do. In these difficult times their efforts are even more valuable.”