Thanks go to Glenn Bramble-Stewart (National Communications Manager) and Keith Newman (National Public Relations Officer) for their hard work during the application and selection process but this is not just about two individuals. This award is to all members of our service and is something in which we can all take great pride. It recognises the value placed on volunteering and reflects the hours spent by our members in training, and putting their training to use to benefit communities and other people.
The Maritime Volunteer Service has been awarded The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Volunteering Award 2012. Along with 59 other organisations, which includes our friends in the Royal National Lifeboat Institute, the Sea Cadet Corps and the Coastguard Rescue Service, we have been awarded this very prestigious honour. This year has been distinguished by outstanding success. Volunteers in London have taken a key role in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee River Pageant and the London 2012 Olympics.