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The Queen recognises two Guernsey groups for voluntary service

The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association is one of the groups being recognised. Credit: The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association

Two groups in Guernsey will be recognised by The Queen for "outstanding work in their communities".

Headway Guernsey and the Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association have been selected to receive The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

The award is the equivalent of an MBE and is the highest award available to local volunteer groups.

I'm really delighted that two dynamic and well run local organisations have received the highest national recognition for their service.

– Vice Admiral Sir Ian Corder, Guernsey's Lieutenant-Governor.

Headway Guernsey is a local charity supporting islanders and their families who are living with long-term effects of brain injury.

They were invited to a Royal garden party at Buckingham Palace in May.

The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association supports and overseas 10 local Scouting Groups across the island, and a band.

“It is a real honour for our volunteers to receive such fantastic recognition for all their hard work and commitment.

– Nick Paluch, The Bailiwick of Guernsey Scout Association.

Both volunteering groups will be given a certificate signed by The Queen and a domed glass crystal, which Guernsey's Lieutenant-Governor will present to them.

His Excellency will reward the crystals at The Queen's Birthday reception at Government House on Saturday June 8.