Town charity scoops royal award

PUBLISHED: 14:00 06 June 2014

Helicopter Museum

Helicopter Museum

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A WESTON charity has been awarded a prestigious prize for its dedicated team of volunteers.

The Helicopter Museum, based in Locking Moor Road, won the South West Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2014.

The charity restores and conserves a rare aircraft collection with support from more than 80 volunteers who maintain the archives, run events and staff the shop.

This national honour was created over a decade ago by Her Majesty to mark the Golden Jubilee and to recognise outstanding contributions made to communities by groups of volunteers.

Winners will receive a certificate signed by the Queen and an exclusive commemorative crystal, presented by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenants in their counties at special ceremonies.

The winners will also have the opportunity to attend a garden party held at Buckingham Palace.

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