The Friends of Birkenhead Park have formally received the 2021 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) from Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant Mr Mark Blundell.
In attendance to present the award were the High Sheriff of Merseyside, Mr Nigel Lanceley, the Mayor of Wirral, Councillor George Davies and the Merseyside Lieutenancy Assessment Team of His Honour John Roberts, Dr Ruth Hussey, and Professor Sir Ian Gilmore.
This is a huge honour and achievement for the volunteers and recognises their commitment to maintaining Birkenhead Park and making it a place for the community to enjoy.
The Friends of Birkenhead Park have developed a wide range of volunteering activities and have delivered educational programs and skill-training workshops. The Friends also played a major role in the conversion of a piece of derelict area on the edge of the park now known as, ‘The Edward Kemp Community Garden’ into community gardening plots which provide a basis for learning and practicing horticultural and gardening skills.
If you would like to become a volunteer at Birkenhead Park, or at any of Wirral’s other parks, you can find out more about volunteering by visiting the council’s website.