On 2nd June it was announced that Loughborough Students’ Union’s Action has recently won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest possible award given to volunteer groups across the UK.
Action has been recognised for its involvement within the local, national and international community. From delivering weekly Soup Kitchen’s for the homeless, to dog walking at a local kennels, to weekly garden projects, to volunteering in the campus nursery, Action ‘Heroes’ have volunteered over 100,000 hours in the local community since the application process began in 2014.
The application process, began in 2014 under the supervision of VP Action Phil Jenkins and was continued in 2015/2016 by VP Action, Rosie Harvey. This year the section finally received the accolade under the supervision of Action EO Anna Milewska.
Speaking about the awards success Anna says "It's a privilege to be able to be in post when we receive this award and to see the amazing work of our volunteers being recognised."
The University will honour Action with a presentation ceremony in the upcoming months, celebrating all the work and people that have helped to make the section so successful.