Queen’s Award for Newtownabbey community group

Members of Rathfern Community Regeneration Group have received the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in recognition of the dedicated support they provide to the local community.

Monday, 7th June 2021, 12:55 pm

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK and celebrates their outstanding work and contribution to the community.

Commenting on social media on June 2, a spokesperson for the Newtownabbey-based group said: “Rathfern Community Regeneration Group (RCRG) have this morning been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is the MBE for community organisations. RCRG have accepted this award on behalf of the people of Rathfern.”

Congratulating the group, South Antrim Alliance MLA John Blair said: “This good news gives recognition and encouragement to the group’s members who have worked hard to assist the local people and community.

The group received the award on June 2.

“It gives me great pleasure to say to them a hearty well done and wish them the very best for the future.”


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