Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams Awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

We are honoured to announce that the twelve Lake District Mountain Rescue Teams have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. The umbrella organization of the 12 teams is LDSAMRA (the Lake District Search and Mountain Rescue Association).

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

Representatives of the Lake District’s teams will receive the award from Mrs. Claire Hensman, Lord Lieutenant of Cumbria later this summer. Furthermore two volunteers from the group will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2021, along with other recipients of this year’s Award.

“This award is an incredible recognition of the huge amount of work and commit- ment put into mountain rescue by the current 400 volunteers within the twelve teams and by all members from our 70 years’ history,” said LDSAMRA Chairman, Richard Warren. “We are all truly humbled by the nomination and look forward to the recognition it brings.”

“Thank you to everyone who has supported our Teams over the years.”