Celebrating The Last Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

On Wednesday 14 June Directors Peter Cornford and Roger Simpson were invited to attend a midsummer reception for The Heart of England Forest where the charity was awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

This award is now named The Kings’s Award, making The Heart of England Forest one of the last Charitable organisations to receive it under the guise of The Queen’s Award.

The Heart of England Forest is a truly wonderful charity with big ambitions.

We want to help reverse centuries of woodland decline and create and conserve a magnificent 30,000 acre broadleaf forest for the benefit of the environment, wildlife and people. A place of enduring natural beauty, protected and secured for generations to come.


So far, they have planted 2 million trees. Tree planting on this scale makes a significant positive environmental impact. It creates a huge carbon sink and helps to mitigate climate change. As you can imagine this is a cause very close to our hearts.

With this in mind it seems only fitting that they were presented with The Queen’s Award by Tim Cox, Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire, at a wonderful reception in the heart of their 7000 acres.



The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

The award was created in 2002 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee. It was previously known as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The Award has been shining a light on the fantastic work of voluntary groups from all across the UK for many years.

The King’s Award is the highest Award given to local voluntary groups in the UK. They are awarded for life.



It was a fantastic event to celebrate a truly wonderful organisation.

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