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Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Centre receives Queen’s Award

CELEBRATION: A member of the Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care & Activity Centre (WSCCSAC)

A GROUP of volunteers based in Bilston Wolverhampton, West Midlands have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care & Activity Centre (WSCCSAC) provides specialist help to people suffering from sickle cell and thalassaemia.

Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care was set up to provide practical support, information and advocacy, light domestic chores, home visits, basic shopping trips, respite care to Sickle Cell Sufferers across the West Midlands. They also offer specialist help with various types of outreach Care, There are numerous Developments and partnership projects are planned for the future.

Representatives from WSCCSAC attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May, along with other recipients of this year’s Award.

Wolverhampton Sickle Cell Care & Activity Centre 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.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Winners are announced each year on June 2 – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation. Award winners this year are wonderfully diverse.

They include volunteers helping people overcome mental health problems through sport, volunteers using caravans as mobile cafe/information centres in geographically remote locations and another group mentoring children who have a parent in prison.

Representatives of WSCCSAC will receive the award from JOHN CRABTREE, OBE, Lord Lieutenant of West Midlands later this summer.

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