The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, a prestigious award known as “The MBE for Voluntary Organisations,” has been awarded to Compass Counselling Services.
This significant achievement is a particular testimony to our volunteers, staff team and Trustees, who have shown exceptional dedication and commitment throughout the recent unprecedented challenges, continuing to provide counselling to individuals living on Merseyside.
Compass is one of 241 charities, voluntary groups, and social enterprises, to receive this prestigious award this year. The number of nominations remains high year on year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those around them. In total 13 charities and voluntary groups from Merseyside received the award this year, and Compass is extremely proud to be amongst this group.
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by voluntary organisations to benefit their local 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. Award winners this year are wonderfully diverse.
A special event was organised for Tuesday 21st September 2021 at the Liverpool Town Hall whereby Compass received a crystal award and certificate from the Lord Lieutenant of Merseyside. The Lord Mayor was also in attendance. This event allowed the Compass community to come together to celebrate this significant achievement.
Furthermore 2 members of the Compass community will be invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2022.
The Compass community is overwhelmed by having this honour bestowed upon us and feel it is a true recognition of the valuable service provided by our dedicated volunteers, staff team and Trustees.