Kearsley Youth Brass Band receives the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Congratulations to Kearsley Youth Brass Band volunteers, honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and comes as the band is raising funds to tour Oslo, Norway, in August 2020.
For nearly 10 years, volunteers have worked to produce an outstanding and unique community youth brass band and this tour will commemorate the band’s 10th anniversary next year.
Stephen Tonge, Chairman of KYBB, said: “I’m delighted that Kearsley Youth Brass Band and its volunteers have been recognised with a Queens Award. Our volunteers are the lifeblood of this charitable organisation, working extensively in Kearsley and surrounding communities of Bolton. We wouldn’t survive without them, so this award is thoroughly deserved, well done all!”
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Winners are announced each year on 2 June, which is the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation
We are proud to have over the years supported such a dedicated and ambitious group. Many congratulations to everyone involved.
Band members are pictured above at Royal dais Caernarfon Castle, Wales.