Dear Sir/ Madame
Press release for immediate circulation
It is with great pleasure that we can now share some amazing news with you. This morning, we have been informed that the MCVC has been formally recognised for its outstanding voluntary service for our work with the veterans’ community. This is in the form of the “The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service”. The award identifies elements of best practice and dedication exhibited within the voluntary sector. The award is the voluntary group’s equivalent to an MBE.
The award is very poignant and special this year in her Majesty’s 70th Platinum Jubilee year, it’s also very timely, as this year the MCVC celebrates its 10th birthday and it was announced during the National Volunteer’s Week.
Over the last 10 years the Charity has been the leading veterans’ charity in South Yorkshire and has helped numerous veterans return to civilian life through support, comradery and sign posting to services.
As a Charity it is very rewarding for the service of our volunteers to be recognised at such a high level and we wish to thank all past and present volunteers for enabling us to attain this standard of recognition.
We now look forward to proudly displaying our award and maintaining the high standards of service to the veteran community, which this award recognises.
For and on behalf of the MCVC
Major Adrian Hunt DL