On 2 June 2012 Glasgow-based Clydebank Asbestos Group received The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to UK volunteer groups in recognition of outstanding achievement in their communities.
Clydebank Asbestos Group was recognised for “Supporting Victims of Asbestos Related Illnesses” by providing an outstanding service to improve the quality of life and opportunity for victims and their families in the local community.
Formed in 1992, the Group maintains a well established reputation for providing practical advice, information and support, and for campaigning on behalf of those affected by asbestos related disease.
The prestigious award is the culmination of the Group’s tireless efforts over the past twelve months and closely follows Chairperson Bob Dickie’s distinction as ‘Clydebank Citizen of the Year 2012’ as well as the Group’s recognition as ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at the Scottish Health Awards 2011.
Laura Blane, Partner at Thompsons Solicitors and asbestos specialist, commented:
“To receive such an accolade in this, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year is fantastic news for Clydebank Asbestos Group and is testament to their unwavering commitment to those affected by asbestos related diseases.
“The Group’s hard work and determination continues to make a major impact and I am delighted that in their 20th anniversary year the Group has received such high praise.”