The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups and charities across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities.
The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
“We are very honoured to receive the prestigious award which symbolises the passion dedication and hard work of the people who have volunteered and supported the charity since it was founded in 2004.
Without their drive and determination to campaign for specialist eating disorder services in Derbyshire, many people would have not been able to take steps to getting the vital help and support needed to fight these serious mental health conditions.
On behalf of everyone at First Steps I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has passed through our doors and I would like to encourage more people to get involved in attending or volunteering at First Steps.”
Cathy Cleary Founder 2016