The Lord-Lieutenant was thrilled to present Hands of Hope with their well deserved Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. She was accompanied by Deputy Lieutenant, Jane Ashton, who was involved with assessing the group for this prestigious award. Hands of Hope is an extraordinary charity in the sheer scope of all that it achieves in enhancing the lives of so many, whether they be volunteers or recipients of the services it provides. Volunteers have transformed a derelict and dilapidated walled garden into a site that is now providing social and mental health benefits as well as addressing the needs of food poverty and loneliness in the local area. The scope and range of activities and services that Hands of Hope provides is especially impressive with each activity addressing the particular needs of the beneficiaries and volunteers. As an entirely volunteer based charity, Hands of Hope delivers an extraordinary range of valuable projects and continues to do so. We congratulate the wonderful Hands of Hope on all they have achieved and know that they will continue to provide a much valued and needed service to all those they help.