Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2016

FYT bus, is recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2016

FYT bus has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK, on the 2nd June 2016.

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2016Co-founders Michael Craig and Adrian Harris attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on 24th May, hosted by the Queen, Prince Phillip, Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge, where they met other winners of this year’s prestigious award.

FYT bus is one of 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive this prestigious award this year. The number of awards given to groups this year is slightly higher than last year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to tackle community challenges.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities. The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and the winners are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

FYT bus will receive the award Certificate from the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Michael White CB CBE JP, on Saturday 9th July, at Tapnells Farm Freshwater.

Michael Craig, Chair of FYT bus trustees said:   ‘We are delighted to receive this important national recognition on behalf of all our volunteers who have provided their time, experience and expertise to support their communities in this way.  Strong positive feedback from our passengers and our communities at large is the oxygen which fuels our efforts and which will sustain us in the future.’