The LHS has been honoured with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. This public recognition of the work done by the volunteers of the LHS comes as we celebrate our 50th anniversary, and is a tribute to all those who have played a part during those 50 years.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee. Winners are announced each year on 2 June, the anniversary of the Queen's coronation.
The Award will be presented to the LHS by Claire Hensman, Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria, later this summer.