Volunteers at Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice in Sheffield have been given a top Royal award for helping children with shortened life expectancies.
The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is aimed at recognising the time, enthusiasm and care volunteers offer to the children they look after.
Many regularly give up their own time to improve the quality of life for patients.
The award was presented by the Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire David Moody at a ceremony in the hospice grounds.
The youngest volunteers are 6 year–old Joshua Smith, 14 year-old James Gibson and 15 year-old Katie Knight.