On 8 April four representatives from St Agnes Museum, Roger Radcliffe, Stephen Roberts, Beryl Thomas and Liz Thompson, accompanied by Mandy Kimmins, who kindly nominated us, and our County Councillor, Les Donnithorne, attended a reception at County Hall, Truro, jointly hosted by the Lord Lieutenant, Lady Mary Holborow, and the Chairman of Cornwall Council, Mrs Pat Harvey, to be presented with a certificate to mark the Museum’s achievement in being nominated for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
The Museum was among thirteen groups nominated, including the Cornwall Samaritans and Shelterbox Warehouse Volunteers. Before each certificate was presented by the Lord Lieutenant and Chairman, a citation was read by Cornwall Council’s Chief Executive, Kevin Lavery. The Museum’s included: “This is an outstanding local charity, providing not only a local community focus for the village, but also reaching a wider audience, giving an excellent volunteering experience for a large number of people, as well as aiding a diverse group of beneficiaries.”
The Museum will have to wait until the Queen’s Official Birthday to learn if it has been awarded the Queen’s Award, but it is delighted to have been nominated.