Recognition for volunteers at Dryslwyn branch

Recognition for volunteers at Dryslwyn branch

Congratulations to Dryslwyn Post Office and Community Shop, in our South Wales region, who have been recognised for their work in the community with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

This Voluntary Service award is the highest recognition achievable by a voluntary group.

Helen Evans, one of the Community shop directors commented:

“We couldn’t be more honoured and delighted. So many of us in the community volunteer for the shop that it is a real community hub. People come for more than their shopping, it’s somewhere to be sure of a friendly face, a good chat and neighbourly support when you need it most.”

Dryslwyn Community Shop and Post Office is one of 241 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. Every year a high level of nominations is received, showing just how energetically the voluntary sector is contributing to improving life for everyone in the community.

Nigel Jones, a Post Office volunteer at Dryslwyn said:

“This award is brilliant news for everyone. It recognises the vital role we play in our community.”

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service recognises outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee and is the MBE for volunteer groups. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.

Dryslwyn Shop will receive a certificate and a crystal award from Sara Edwards the Lord-Lieutenant of Dyfed later this summer.

Ryan Leonard, Area Manager said:

“Dryslwyn Post Office and Community Shop play an integral role in their local community and I am delighted that their considerable efforts have been recognised with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.”

“For many customers, especially for the older, lonely and more vulnerable members of the village, the shop and Post Office is more than just a range of services offering access to their essential needs, it also provides an important source of social interaction for the whole community.”

More about Dryslwyn branch

Hear more about Dryslwyn branch on their Facebook page here, and also on their YouTube page here.