Queen Elizabeth II honours Channel Island charities
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II will honour two charities on the Channel Islands.
The 89-year-old monarch has selected the Priaulx Premature Baby Foundation based in Guernsey and the Alderney Cancer Relief Trust to receive the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest honour that can be given to an organisation by the royal.
The charities will be presented with the awards at Government House in Guernsey’s capital St Peter Port later this month as part of the Queen’s birthday reception, reports BBC News.
Jo Priaulx – who founded the PPBF with her husband, World Touring Car Champion, Andy Priaulx, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to receive the award and accept it on behalf of all the volunteers who give up their valuable time to help us do our work.
“It’s also a huge thank-you to all those who tirelessly fundraise.”
While the Alderney Cancer Relief Trust’s chairman James Roberts, shared: “It’s humbling the support we get.
“The award is almost too much in a way, it’s an accolade to the rest of the island and all those who have helped us over the years.”
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service was founded in 2002 to mark her Golden Jubilee.