Bright Star awarded Queen's Award for Voluntary Service!

Posted by
Hannah Hambleton
June 1, 2021

We’re honoured to announce that Bright Star has been awarded a Queens Award for Voluntary Service - the highest award a voluntary group can be awarded in the UK.

To be awarded a Queen's Award means a huge amount to Bright Star, especially as we're still a relatively small organisation. Being recognised nationally shows how our different programmes are changing lives through boxing, education and mentoring across Telford & Wrekin and Shropshire.

Bright Star is changing lives for so many people and it’s all made possible because of our amazing volunteers, coaches and staff. We're all dedicated to use boxing and education to empower people to make positive changes which absolutely transform their lives, improving mental health and self-esteem.

We do this through our open boxing sessions, alternative education provision in our Bright Star Futures programme and our mental help support sessions with our Counterpunch groups. We're also working with vulnerable young people who are at risk of criminal exploitation.

Bright Star is one of 241 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The number of nominations remains high year on year, showing that the voluntary sector is absolutely thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those around them.

So this is a massive thank you to all of our amazing volunteers that make everything we do at Bright Star possible! Thank you too to all of our partners, supporters, schools and incredible young people we work with too.

If you would like to find out more about any of Bright Star's programmes, please get in touch.

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