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Britain’s highest award for volunteer groups the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service has been awarded to The Hope Centre.

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Local volunteers in Halesowen are celebrating after being recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – Britain’s highest award for volunteer groups.


The Hope Centre in Andrew Road were granted the honour – which has equivalent status to an MBE – for their work supporting local people with CV writing, job search, personal assistance, training, debt and housing advice, mental health support and English language classes.


The Queen’s Awards for Voluntary Service are granted each June on the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation to recognise groups that have done outstanding work in their own communities.


The Hope Centre’s nomination was backed by Halesowen & Rowley Regis MP James Morris and by the Dudley Volunteer Centre.  Announcing the successful recipients of the awards on Monday, the Government highlighted the Centre’s success in “welcoming, serving and listening to everyone at the Centre, regardless of circumstance, lifestyle or any other factor”.


Camilla Phillips, who co-founded the Hope Centre in 2010, said:

We are absolutely delighted to have received this great honour and I would like to thank James Morris and everybody else who has supported us – not only in securing this accolade, but in our work for the community throughout the year.

“We are based on Christian values of serving the local community and helping people in need whatever their background, ethnicity or faith.

“Our volunteers and the Centre’s users are like a big family and that is how we try to treat the people we work with.”


James Morris congratulated the Hope Centre on their success, adding:

“This is fantastic news and well-deserved recognition of the dedication, compassion and effort put in by Camilla, Wendy and all of the volunteers.

“I was delighted to be able to meet with the Deputy Lieutenant as part of the assessment process, to support the nomination and explain why I thought that the Centre deserved this prestigious award.

“The Hope Centre is a shining example of the tremendous work done by volunteers across Halesowen & Rowley Regis to help the vulnerable, strengthen our community and make our area an even better place to live and work.”

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