13th September 2019 11:50am
This year, Young Greenwich partners Metro Judo Club & Skills & Care Greenwich won the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their outstanding work in the community. This award is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK.
The event was joined by the Queen's representative, Sir Kenneth Olisa, who gave a fantastic speech and handed out the awards to each organisation.
Metro Judo Club
Metro Judo Club is known for its work within the sports, youth and charitable industry. Helping young people achieve through Judo. From local to international competitions including the Olympics, they’ve worked with a variety of young people including those with special educational needs and disabilities.
Secretary & Senior Coach of Metro Judo, Mick Murphy said:
“It was a great honour and privilege, for the Metro Judo Club, to have been chosen, as one of the winners, in this year’s Queen’s Award for voluntary service. Great satisfaction for all the volunteer workers at the club, to have been recognised by the Queen, for all the hard work they have done for the young people of Royal Greenwich, over the last 42 years.”
Skills & Care Greenwich
Skills & Care Greenwich is a registered charity, known for its work with the community in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Helping people of all ages, Skills & Care deliver a range of different projects to improve the health and well-being of the people.
Delighted about the award, one of the leaders of Skills & Care Greenwich, Sonia said:
“We dedicate our MBE award to Matt Horne, [Youth Service Partnerships Manager] Charlton Athletic Community Trust and the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Without their vital trainings, advice, help and support it would have been impossible to not only winning the MBE, but also the Queen’s Award 2019, improving so many armed forces lives for better. We will forever be grateful. Wholeheartedly thank you all from the Skills and Care Greenwich Team."
“To have one of our partners win the Queen’s Award is tremendous but to have two is a fantastic testament to the quality of work being delivered by our partners within the youth service in Greenwich.
Young Greenwich and Charlton Athletic Community Trust is delighted to see its partners continue to excel and would like to congratulate Metro Judo & Skills and Care Greenwich for their outstanding achievement.