[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Ablaze was honoured recently with the the presentation of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, a prestigious national award, in a special ceremony at Leigh Court, Bristol.

The QAVS is the highest award given to voluntary groups across the UK. The ceremony was attended by community leaders including the Lord Lieutenant Mary Prior, who presented the award, the Lord Mayor and the HIgh Sheriff for the city. We were delighted to welcome some of our key stakeholders, business supporters and representatives from the education sector to the event.

Nigel Hutchings, Chair of Trustees who received the award said: “This award recognises the contribution volunteers have made through Ablaze programmes to the lives and employability prospects of thousands of young people from schools in disadvantaged areas across Bristol.”

Sally Melvin, the new Chief Executive of Ablaze said: “It is a great honour for the charity and a testament to the commitment and hard work of everyone involved in the work Ablaze does.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_single_image image=”147″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row]