The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service
"The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2018 represents a tremendous achievement for Bolton FM. We hope that everyone involved, and particularly the volunteers, feel immensely proud of the recognition that this Award represents". (Chair of Independent Assessment Committee, Sir Martyn Lewis CBE).
Commenting on the accolade, Bolton FM Chairman, Andrew Dickson said: "This prestigious award comes as Bolton FM embarks on a year long programme of special broadcasts and events to commemorate our 10th anniversary. For 10 years, volunteers have worked tirelessly to produce outstanding community radio, learning and evolving over a decade, helping to deliver important messages and services, managing events and providing great entertainment."
Bolton FM takes pride in its diverse range of volunteers, from one of its most senior volunteers, David Gregory (87) who hosts a Jazz music show to one of the youngest volunteers, Lucia Cardillo who began volunteering at eight years old.
Commenting on the award, Darren Knight Chief Executive of Bolton CVS said: “I’m delighted that Bolton FM and its volunteers have been recognised with a Queens Award. Volunteers are the lifeblood of many charitable organisations in Bolton. We would struggle to survive without them. This award is well deserved, well done. It’s a wonderful announcement to start to Volunteer Week”.