West Hampstead Women's Centre Manager and Volunteer at Buckingham Palace after West Hampstead Women's Centre wins Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Rukhsana and Tracylena at Buckingham Palace!

We are absolutely delighted to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017!

This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

Writing about West Hampstead Women’s Centre, The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Team noted:

“The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE and I am delighted to inform you that your group has been selected as a recipient for The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2017.

The award of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2017 represents a tremendous achievement for your organisation. We hope that everyone involved, and particularly your volunteers, feel immensely proud of the recognition that this Award represents.”

We are honored to receive this recognition of the valuable work we carry out to help women in our community and we are very grateful to all of our wonderful volunteers and staff for their dedication and hard work!

Smaller than last year but just as exciting. On the 9th of March West Hampstead Women’s Centre hosted International Women’s Day celebrations. It was an afternoon filled with joy and excitement as the centre became a place where women from all cultures and backgrounds came together to celebrate ‘women’s day’. It was an amazing display of comradery between the women who supported and encouraged each other to join in with the festivities.

On the day the women enjoyed Irish music – played live by musicians, and dancing – the members of Irish decent taking the lead and helping the others along. As well as heart warming speeches and giving special thanks to various members of WHWC community, the ladies where able to enjoy an array of food that was brought, cooked and served by  our volunteers.

West Hampstead Women’s Centre really appreciated and want to thank the volunteers for all their hard work. Without the 12 individuals who took the time to come and help, the event wouldn’t have run so smoothly. It was our volunteers who had help set up the rooms, decorated the display boards, organised a raffle and set up a stall selling handmade knitted items. It was also our lovely volunteers at the reception who welcomed the members as they came in, and after the event stayed back and helped to clean up.





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Our volunteer Hannah and her boyfriend Scott completed the Hackney Half Marathon on Sunday 22nd June in aid of the West Hampstead Women’s Centre.  Despite stifling temperatures, they finished the 13.1 mile run around Hackney and the Olympic Park. So far Hannah has raised £298.36 for the Centre, but her sponsorship page is still open […]

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