Welwyn Garden City charity honoured by the Queen

A WGC-BASED charity has been given a prestigious award by the Queen for its outstanding contribution to the community. Isabel Hospice is one of 95 organisations to receive this year's

A WGC-BASED charity has been given a prestigious award by the Queen for its outstanding contribution to the community.

Isabel Hospice is one of 95 organisations to receive this year's Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

It was chosen from a list of 406 groups from across the UK, all of which were nominated for their work in the community.

The hospice, which has its head office in Bridge Road East, was commended for its work delivering holistic care to patients and their families across eastern Hertfordshire.


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To mark the achievement, it will receive a certificate signed from the Queen, along with an exclusive piece of commemorative crystal.

Representatives from the charity will also be invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace this summer.

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The voluntary service awards were introduced to mark the Queen's golden jubilee in 2002.

Since then, more than 700 groups from across the UK have received the award, which is the equivalent of an MBE.

For reaction to the news, see tomorrow's Welwyn & Hatfield Times.

* WGC model Lisa Snowdon returned 'home' on Sunday to lend a hand to a fundraising drive for the hospice.

Find out what she was doing in tomorrow's Welwyn & Hatfield Times.

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