Radio Shropshire Interview and responses on the Queen's Award for Volunteering

Letter of congratulations from our local MP

Following the announcement of The Queen's Award for Volunteering to the Shrewsbury Drapers, as part of their series on volunteering week, BBC Radio Shropshire's Jim Hawkins talked to John Crackett about the award, the Drapers Company and their work in the community.

John commented that its the first award the Drapers Company have received in 570 years and only the second time the sovereign has been involved-the last being in 1462 when the Royal Charter was granted.

The interview can be heard on about 1 hour 14 minutes and 30 seconds into the program

The Drapers have also received numerous lovely comments about receiving the award as can be seen here -

"This is fantastic news - and you deserve great credit for pulling the application together so successfully, just as all the Drapers, helpers and employees have helped us work so successfully towards our objectives…… it is great to see hard work and dedication recognised at this level. "

 "I’m absolutely delighted to hear this news.  You deserve great credit for all your hard work in pulling the application together and managing the process.  Well done."

"This is brilliant news. Congratulations and thanks to those Drapers who have worked so hard and patently successfully on our application."

"I am delighted to hear the great news."

"Well done to all those involved and your diligent work in achieving an excellent result."

"Thank you for the good news….Well done for all your efforts and those of the team who put the application together."

"Congratulations  on the QAVS - richly deserved!"

"Having been through this process elsewhere, I know this was not a trivial amount of work nor a foregone conclusion so all our thanks for gaining this recognition for the Drapers, its work and its volunteers."

"Very many congratulations on your well deservedaward. Splendid news."

"This is wonderful news for the Shrewsbury Drapers Company and recognises the huge amount of good work undertaken by those involved. I will certainly spread the good news."

"Splendid news. We should all be very proud. Well done all concerned. "

"That’s great - well done"

"Massive congratulations on this achievement which recognises the outstanding contribution made by Drapers to our community."

"This is great news and a wonderful credit to the Guild That’s wonderful news…. Should give all the Drapers in Shrewsbury a real boost. "

"Excellent "

"Congratulations to the Drapers for their Queen’s Award."




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