June 2014

Sandy Lane Gardening Group a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service


Her Majesty the Queen

has awarded

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service


Sandy Lane Gardening Group


Creating opportunities for Creative Support service users with mental health needs to participate in and contribute to their local community, working in partnership with other third sector organisations.

We are honoured and delighted to receive this award.  We would like to thank everyone who has been involved with us over the last four years for their help and support which enabled Sandy Lane Gardening Group and its members to be  recipients of this prestigious award.

Sandy Lane Gardening Group was one of only two group in Lancashire from over 300 nominations to be chosen for this honour.  Members of the group travelled to Buckingham Palace to attend a Royal Garden Party.  In July they attended a ceremony where the Lord Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth KCVO  presented the award on behalf of Her Majesty the Queen.

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