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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Friday, August 27th 2021

This morning the volunteers assembled outside the Field Centre to be presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, Mrs Johanna Ropner.

Lesley Garbutt (Chair of the Management Group) received the award on behalf of the volunteers whilst Sophie received the certificate.

In honour of the occasion the Lord-Lieutenant planted a Whitebeam tree.

Our Patron the Marquess of Zetland, assisted by the Lord-Lieutenant, cut the celebratory cake. 

Lord Zetland then handed out the pin badges to the volunteers.

Although this was the volunteers day, they were all involved in its preparation leading up to the event.  Lesley said in her speech that Foxglove is renowned for its mosaic of habitats but we also have a mosaic of volunteers, bringing different skills to Foxglove.  As always many thanks to them all.  


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