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19th September 2007

Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade Awarded Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2007



In summer 2007, the TVLB were honoured for their continued work within North Tyneside when they were chosen for, and awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2007. The award recognises and rewards excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups within a community. The Queen announced the award in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee. The award is given to groups of two or more people in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, and Isle of Man who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the quality of life and opportunity for individuals or other groups in the community. The Brigade was one of only two groups in the North East to receive the award in 2007 and as part of the presentation the Brigade Chairman and Secretary attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace hosted by the Queen in early July 2007. The award is a fantastic award to receive and is in recognition for both our active callout team and also the preservation and management of the Museum and the great historical significance it has.

On Wednesday 19th September 2007 the Lord-Lieutenant of Tyne and Wear Mr Nigel Sherlock, the Queen's representative in our local area, presented the Brigade with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2007. The award ceremony was held at the Brigade's Watch House and was attended by the local dignitaries along with representatives from the rescue services the Brigade regularly work with. Below is a selection of photos taken on the night. Photos are courtesy of Andrew Davy and can only be reused with his permission.

The Lord-Lieutenant arrives and is met by the Brigade Captains.
The Lord-Lieutenant then enjoyed a brief chat with the Captains before heading into the Watch House to present the award.
The Lord-Lieutenant with the Brigade Chairman Will.
The Lord-Lieutenant gives his address to those gathered at the Watch House.
The Lord-Lieutenant is handed the Queen's Award For Voluntary Service to be given to the Brigade.
The Lord-Lieutenant presents the award to Will.
Will makes a speech on behalf of the Brigade in response to being given the award.
The Lord-Lieutenant along with the three Brigade Captains and the award.
A close up of the award.
Brigade Chairman, captains, active members, committee members and Lord-Lieutenant
The Lord-Lientenant gives the Brigade a personnal speech thanking them for being part of the Brigade and undertaking the roles and responsiblities that this involves.
The Lord-Lientenant then spent a great deal of time meeting and speaking to the many people who had attended the presentation evening.
Before he left the Lord-Lientenant had his photo taken with all those who attended this historic event.

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