Volunteers given Queen’s Award

Washburn Heritage Centre received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at a special evening to recognise the achievements of its volunteers.

Wednesday, 9th June 2021, 11:42 am
Lord Lieutenant for North Yorkshire, Jo Ropner presents 98 year old volunteer Cyril Wilkinson the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service to the Washburn Heritage Centre, the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. Cyril bakes flapjack and makes coleslaw for the tearoom. Picture Tony Johnson

Washburn Heritage Centre received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at a special evening to recognise the achievements of its volunteers.

The award was was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire Mrs Jo Ropner, to Cyril Wilkinson, the oldest volunteer who, at 98 years sill bakes every week for the tearoom.

The presentation, the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK, was delayed from last year because of the Covid pandemic but recognised the achievements of the volunteers who run the centre and make and serve teas.

The Washburn Heritage Centre is hosting a series of events - including talks, walks and exhibitions - this month to mark its first decade.

The Tea Room will be fully open with seated table service indoors and out to comply with Covid regulations.

Picture Tony Johnson