A client of Milsted Langdon has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
The prestigious honour for Ablaze (A Bristol Learning Action Zone for Education) came on the same week that the charity celebrated its tenth anniversary, which was marked with a special event at Bristol Zoo attended by the Lord Lieutenant for Bristol, Mary Prior.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest honour given to voluntary groups across the UK and ensures Ablaze – which works with volunteers to raise aspirations, achievement and skill levels in young people in primary and secondary schools in the more disadvantaged parts of the wider Bristol area – is a name not to be forgotten.
Peter Manning, General Practice Manager at Milsted Langdon said: “I’m very pleased for Ablaze and extremely proud that they are clients of Milsted Langdon. We have worked with the charity for a while now and the passion that they have is infectious! Their victory is certainly well-deserved, congratulations to Ablaze.”
Roger Opie, Ablaze CEO added: “The ongoing success of our interventions is down to the consistent business support with ever growing teams of volunteers. Besides delivering programmes, they serve as powerful role models for young people. Impact is seriously high on aspirations and basic as well as employability skill levels. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service must be attributed to our dedicated trustees, enthusiastic staff, responsive young people and welcoming schools, but above all the business volunteers who give their time generously. They work with passion and commitment to benefit young people.”
The charities team at Milsted Langdon has a wealth of knowledge and experience in advising charities of all sizes on a wide range of issues.