Oasis are delighted to announce that they have been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
This is the highest award than an organisation can achieve and is the equivalent of an MBE for Voluntary Groups.
The Northern Ireland Representative for the Award, Walter Rader OBE said “This is a wonderful achievement for Oasis Youth as it recognises the dedication, commitment and skills of volunteers who every day of the week invest their time to help others.”
Mr Paul Burrows said, “As Chairperson of Community Intercultural Programme, I am delighted that our Oasis Youth programme has been awarded the Queen’s Award for voluntary service. I am immensely proud of the work achieved by a dedicated group of leaders and volunteers to bring all parts of the local community together and to literally be an oasis of peace and harmony in an area, which has had more than its share of violence and dissension over the years. They are also an excellent example for developing and training young volunteers to give them valuable experience and a sense of responsibility. This award is very well deserved”.
All at Oasis are very excited about this recognition and we look forward to celebrating the achievement with an awards ceremony due to take place in September.