Local Homeless Initiative Wins Queen's Award
The Shelter Project which started off in Chiswick churches gets honour
The Shelter Project Hounslow, which offers accommodation in local churches to homeless men in winter months has won a Queen's Award for Voluntary Services. The project, which now involves churches across the borough of Hounslow, was originally set up at Christ Church Turnham Green,and has expanded to other churches of all faiths.
Two other winners of the Queen's Award are also from the borough.
They are the Bridgelink Centre (the Ivybridge Estate) – supporting and empowering a multi-cultural community in an area of economic deprivation, and Metropolitan Water Board Railway Society – restoring and operating an industrial steam railway to provide a community attraction and preserve local heritage.
The Shelter Project Hounslow works providing accommodation and meals for homeless men during the winter and helping them find employment and permanent homes
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to
local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in
their communities. It is the MBE for voluntary groups. The awards were
created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are
announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.
June 12, 2017