Nottingham-based charity We R Here has been named as one of 230 UK recipients of this year's Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
The prestigious award is considered the MBE for voluntary groups and recognises the exceptional service they make within their communities. The winners are announced every year on the 2 June which is the anniversary of the Queen's coronation. Last year a record number of 281 voluntary groups received the 2019 Queen's Award.
Established in 2011, We R Here offers specialist support to children, young people and their families who are struggling due to experiencing a traumatic event, such as domestic abuse, bereavement or conflict following a divorce.
In response to receiving the award, the charity has uploaded a statement to their website which reads, "We R Here is absolutely honoured and delighted to receive The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award that can be given to a voluntary organisation in recognition of the invaluable part played by the volunteers that serve our community. We R Here is one of only 230 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year.
"Our volunteers are at the heart of our service, dedicating their precious time and energy to ensure that our specialist team is able to deliver this life-changing service. This award recognises the dedication and commitment of our unsung heroes. We would like to join in giving a big thank you to all our volunteers."