Parbold winners – Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The recipients of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service are announced every year on 2 June 2020, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.

We are very pleased to announce that two West Lancashire organisations have won this prestigious award – Parbold Douglas Music Society and Parbold Picture House. This is fantastic news for those organisations and their volunteers as well as for West Lancashire – well done!

Here’s what Parbold Picture House feel about their valuable volunteers:

Clare Gillard, Recorder for Parbold Picture House and Treasurer of Parbold Douglas Music and Michael Bonsall, Chairman of Parbold Douglas Music and Convener of the Picture House Film Crew say:

“We are very proud of our volunteers and the marvellous positive spirit and commitment with which they work, solve problems and coordinate their efforts. We think it is highly extraordinary for two awards to be made independently to groups working in the same venue. We have known for some time that our volunteers are exceptional people, from all walks of life, from sixth former to octogenarian, some working, some retired, who love music or film and sharing their enthusiasm with others. Volunteers are always welcome and immediately feel at home in the comradeship that has been built up. The audiences are very appreciative of the positive contribution our volunteers make to their lives.”

Derek Thompson, volunteer with Parbold Picture House also said:

“I am extremely proud and honoured that what we all do for the community has been honoured with this QAVS award. Apart from the virus, nothing stops us!”