Concordia volunteers receive Queen’s Award

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 5 June 2020

CONCORDIA Theatre, Hinckley’s very own local volunteer-led theatre, located on Stockwell Head, have been the recipients of a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service this week.

Pictured: Hinckley’s local theatre, The Concordia Theatre, located on Stockwell Head (Supplied by Concordia Theatre to the Hinckley Free Press)

The local theatre group received the award on 2 June, which also marks Volunteer’s Week. Staff at the Concordia Theatre took to the venue’s official Facebook page to announce the good news to their supportive theatregoers.

The award is officially recognised as ‘the MBE for volunteer groups’ and it is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the United Kingdom. The award was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation.

Pictured: The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (Supplied by Concordia Theatre to the Hinckley Free Press)

A spokesperson for the Concordia Theatre said: “We are honoured to be an awardee of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. 

“This is a tribute to all volunteers at Concordia since its inception back in 1969 – without them, we would not be the organisation we are today nor have one of the best voluntary run theatre complexes in the country. 

“To receive this recognition of what is The MBE for Voluntary Groups is very humbling. There are difficult times ahead for us all in the theatre world but with the ongoing help and support of our volunteers, members and patrons, our doors will re-open, our curtain will rise again, and live theatre will be back in Hinckley just as soon as it is permitted. 

“Our sincere thanks to everybody and a request for all to please help us spread the word as far and as wide as we possibly can but, most important of all, stay safe.”

The Hinckley Free Press and its writers would like to congratulate The Concordia Theatre and its volunteers in their success for receiving a Queen’s Award.

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