Wood Street Wins Coveted Queens Award

Wood Street Mission has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – the equivalent of an MBE for charities.

The prestigious annual award was given for our work helping children and families living in poverty in Manchester and Salford.

Representatives from the team were presented with an engraved crystal trophy and a certificate signed by the Queen by the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester Warren Smith at a ceremony at Gorton monastery on 6 August.

Wood Street Mission's chief executive Roseanne Sweeney said: “We are delighted to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service which is recognition of the fantastic contribution of our volunteers. Their commitment and hard work week in week out means we are able to distribute about a quarter of a million pounds worth of good quality donated goods to children and families in need every year.”

Wood Street Mission's volunteer coordinator Des Lynch said: “Our volunteers come from a wide range of backgrounds - local businesses, schools, churches and community groups. Some are former service users. What they have in common is a commitment to helping some of the most disadvantaged children in Manchester and Salford in a very tangible and direct way.”

Pictured are some of the Wood Street team (front) after receiving the award, with representatives from the Mustard Tree (back) who also won the award, alongside Warren Smith and Edith Conn, Vice Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester. 



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