On 23rd January 2023 Bristol Autism Support (BAS) had the honour of being presented with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by the Lord Lieutenant of the City and County of Bristol, Mrs Peaches Golding OBE.
Bristol Autism Support relies on volunteers to provide our peer to peer support. In 2022 620 parents and carers received 1-1 support from our team and over 1,400 people attended our support groups and events. BAS is so pleased that our hard work has been recognised. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.
“All of our volunteers have plenty going on in their own lives but still give their time to support others. The reason they do this is because, as peer supporters we understand how much difference we can make when someone needs our support. I am so grateful that the volunteer time put into Bristol Autism Support has received this recognition and that we can take this opportunity to celebrate our achievements over the last 10 years” Jade Page Parent Support & Training Manager at BAS.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.