Green’s Windmill Trust awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service
Green’s Windmill Trust has received The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) for 2017
This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
Jamie Duff, Green’s Windmill Trust Heritage Officer, said, “Receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service represents a wonderful achievement for the organisation. The Trustees and volunteers feel immensely proud to receive such a prestigious accolade. The Trust has steadily been improving its impact since its inception in 2012 and receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service will help it sustain the momentum it needs to ensure this historic landmark, so familiar on Nottingham’s skyline, remains open, operating and continues to flourish.
“Green’s Windmill volunteers not only continue to meet the charities objectives and purposes, but also help to formulate a longer term plan to realise the future ambitions of the charity and secure its future. Collectively, they have built a positive reputation for their enthusiastic approach, hard work and friendly demeanour, which has increased their impact in all aspects of the charities cause, mission and values.
“Without them, this would not be possible, so I would like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘thank you’ all our volunteers for their tireless effort and dedication.”
The Green’s Windmill Trust became a registered charity in 2012 to take on the day to day operations of the 19th Century tower windmill based in Sneinton, Nottingham, from Nottingham City Council. It helps preserve the UK’s milling heritage, promotes George Green’s scientific reputation and furthers the educational and public activities of the Science Centre and community garden. Green’s Windmill is now largely run by volunteers who help to keep it open and operating, providing a free heritage and educational resource that benefits the local and wider community.
As part of receiving the award two members of the Trust were invited to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace in May. Heritage Officer Jamie and volunteer Dave went along as the charity’s two representatives.
There are a number of volunteer roles available at Green’s Windmill and Science Centre from Visitor Services Assistants to Event Coordinators, Gardeners and Tour Guides. If you would like to apply to volunteer at a Queen’s Award Winning organisation please contact Jamie Duff at the windmill on 0115 915 6878 or email your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
Green’s Windmill awarded 2017 Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence (again!)
The Green’s Windmill Trust is proud to receive a 2017 @TripAdvisor #CertificateofExcellence based on the consistently positive reviews left on the popular travel website.
A huge thanks to everyone who took the time to leave us a review and also to our Queen’s Award winning volunteers, without whom the mill would struggle to remain open.