Northwood Hills Residents’ Association (NHRA) have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
This is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation.
Two committee members attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace last month, along with other recipients of this year’s award.
NHRA is one of 281 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year.
The number of nominations and awards has increased year on year since the awards were introduced in 2002, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those around them.
Chairman Andrew Riley, who was awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM) in 2017 said the committee is humbled by the news.
He said: “The committee is both delighted and humbled to have received the award, which also allows us to use the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service logo alongside our own on any of our material. The award recognizes the high standards that NHRA has been operating at over a number of years.
“We are very mindful that this award would not have been possible without the support of our network of roads stewards, volunteers, members, and the community. This includes the schools, shops, doctors, police, Scouts, faith and other groups who so generously support our activities.
“I do need to thank Nick Hurd, MP for Hillingdon and our ward councillors, Jonathan Bianco, John Morgan and Duncan Flynn and those councillors before them who have encouraged and supported us in the quest to make Northwood Hills a place where people want to live, work and enjoy themselves.”
Representatives of NHRA will receive the award from Sir Ken Olisa, Lord Lieutenant of Greater London later this summer.