Sensational 70 make up glittering awards list

Leicestershire's Lord-Lieutenant announces Queen's Platinum Jubilee accolades

Lord Lieutenant Mike Kapur

A glittering list of 70 schools, businesses, voluntary and community groups across Leicester and Leicestershire have picked up Queen’s Platinum Jubilee awards for their outstanding efforts to improve their local communities.

The winners – each representing a year of Her Majesty The Queen’s reign – have been announced by Mike Kapur, the Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire (pictured above).


I would like to congratulate all the award winners and nominees.

"In recent times, we have experienced unprecedented and extraordinarily difficult times and yet throughout, it has been wonderful to see schools, businesses, volunteer and community groups across the city and county have remained unwavering in their commitment to making a big difference in their local communities.

I'm delighted to shine a spotlight on the outstanding work that takes place and would like to thank everyone who took the time to make a nomination.”


Each award winner will be presented with their award by either the Lord-Lieutenant or one of his Deputy Lieutenants later in the year.

The award winners are:

  1. 1st Kibworth scouts
  2. After18 young person's charity in Leicester
  3. Age UK Leicestershire and Rutland
  4. BBC Radio Leicester
  5. Bodie Hodges Foundation, charity in Braunstone Town
  6. Bradgate Park Trust's volunteer team
  7. Bright Path Futures, supporting Afghan refugees
  8. Charley Heritage Group
  9. Confident Communities, Coalville
  10. Crown Hills Community College, Leicester
  11. De Montfort University
  12. Desford Scarecrow Festival
  13. Focus Charity, Leicester
  14. Furnley House, Leicester
  15. Girlguiding Leicestershire
  16. Glenfield Community Food Hub
  17. HAB Anti-Bullying and Mental Health, Market Harborough
  18. Harborough FM
  19. Hermitage FM, Coalville
  20. Homestart
  21. Hope Against Cancer, Leicester
  22. Hospice Hope, Coalville
  23. Leicester City Council's volunteering department
  24. Leicester City FC n the Community
  25. Leicester Community Links
  26. Leicestershire and Rutland Community Foundation
  27. Leicestershire Constabulary
  28. Leicestershire Historic Churches Trust
  29. Leicestershire Shared Reading
  30. Life After 50
  31. Loros
  32. Loughborough Leggo Youth
  33. Loughborough Students Union
  34. Lutterworth Volunteer Centre
  35. Market Harborough Drama Society
  36. Melton Mowbray Lions Club
  37. Menphys
  38. Minibikers, Leicester
  39. Mosaic 1898, Leicester
  40. Mountsorrel Community First Response Team Volunteers
  41. Musical Village Choirs
  42. Newbold Verdon Garden Club
  43. Next Gen Refill Centre
  44. Pathways, Leicester
  45. Pedestrian , Leicester
  46. Project Polska
  47. Prince’s Trust, Leicestershire
  48. Rainbows
  49. Ravenstone Parish Council
  50. Scraptoft Joggers
  51. South Leicestershire Litter Wombles
  52. Sport in Desford
  53. St Philips Centre, Leicester
  54. STEPS
  55. Syston and District Volunteer Centre
  56. The Bell Inn Frisby Community Group
  57. Thringstone Pantomime and Drama Society
  58. Thrussington CE Primary School
  59. Time Out
  60. Ukrainian Centre, Leicester
  61. Vale of Belvoir Lions
  62. VISTA
  63. Voluntary Action Leicester
  64. Walk on the Wild Side Great Easton
  65. Warning Zone, Leicester
  66. Watermead Country Park Parkrun
  67. We Care UK
  68. Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth I College
  69. Young Leicestershire
  70. Zoomers Group, Leicester


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