RTBP volunteers receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service!

We are delighted to announce that we have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, which is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK! It’s the MBE for volunteer groups!

The award was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. It aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities and is announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation.

RTBP is one of 241 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive this prestigious award this year.

Jon Chapman, Chair of Trustees says: “We are truly delighted that River Thames Boat Project’s work in the local community has been recognised with such a prestigious award. Special time on the river on our boats Thames Venturer and Thames Discoverer will be even more appreciated and valuable this year after all that has happened in the past year or so. Our volunteers are a fantastic and highly dedicated group who carry out numerous roles for us, including skippering the boats, crewing, environmental education, boat maintenance, helping in the office, client development, fundraising and helping at events. The work that we do would simply not be possible without these devoted, energetic and warm -hearted individuals.”

Congratulations to all our amazing volunteers who make every day onboard our boats special!

We’re looking forward to brighter skies and more days on the river.