On Saturday 2nd June Bolton FM were amongst a record 250 voluntary groups from across the UK to receive a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Posted on Thursday 07 June 2018 by James Pilkington

This unique UK national honour was created by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and to recognise the outstanding contributions made to local communities by groups of volunteers. It is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise exceptional service within their communities.

The recipients of the award are announced each year on 2 June - the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Independent Committee Chair, former broadcast journalist Sir Martyn Lewis said at the time of the national announcement volunteers “are the active lifeblood of our communities, identifying all kinds of problems and issues and tackling them with enthusiasm, talent and a high degree of success”.

Looking more at Bolton FM’s award, it recognises three specific areas.

First, it recognises the work of our amazing volunteers, past and present, who have made radio or supported Bolton FM in any way - all 500 people who have come through our doors since 2008.

Second, it is also about the impact we have on the Bolton community and finally, our standing within the town.

Needless to say Bolton FM are very proud to have won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.