The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Award celebrates a Great British year of volunteering

Sixty organisations which have successfully harnessed the hard work, commitment and generosity of volunteers to change Britain for the better have been recognised with The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012, the Cabinet Office and Buckingham Palace announced today.

The list of recipients reflects the diversity, optimism and excitement of a national year of celebration. The Award recognises well known voluntary groups which have made a contribution throughout Her Majesty’s sixty-year reign, alongside newer organisations that engaged volunteers specifically to support the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to build on the sporting legacy of London 2012.

Among the household names honoured are the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, St John’s Ambulance, Victim Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care and Girlguiding UK. By training hundreds of thousands of volunteers, they have raised millions of pounds and have offered a huge amount of support to those in need.

To read more, please visit the Cabinet Office.