News of Mersey Weaver’s achievement of being awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service hit the presses of the Runcorn & Widnes News today, with a circulation covering Halton and surrounding areas, the news is sure to reach many homes in Halton.
You can find the article here: Mersey Weaver District Scouts Council honoured with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
District commissioner John Duley said:
To say we are thrilled to receive this award would be a huge understatement. A vast amount of work goes on every week to provide young people with fun and adventurous activities, work that is provided entirely on a voluntary basis by a dedicated team of adult helpers. We are extremely proud of what this award represents and are delighted to have been honoured in this way.
County commissioner GrahamPhillips said:
This is very special recognition made all the more impressive because it was recommended by people in the community who directly benefit from the hard work of all the volunteers involved in Scouting in the local area. All those who live in Widnes, Runcorn and the surrounding area can be very proud of the achievement which is directly improving the life chances of young people. It might even inspire more adults to volunteer and help build on the success and join one of the most successful youth organisations in the area.
Once again, a HUGE congratulations and thank you to everyone in Mersey Weaver; Leaders, Helpers, Parents and Young People alike, without whom none of this would have been possible.
This article also appears in Runcorn & Widnes World 20/06/12