The King’s Award for Voluntary Service holds the same value as an MBE.
Two voluntary groups based in Market Bosworth have been honoured with The King’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Bosworth In Bloom won the award as they provide stunning floral displays each year.
Market Bosworth Community Library a community hub with library services, resources & activities were also honoured with the award.
Mr Mike Kapur OBE, Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire, said: "I am delighted that in the inaugural year of the King’s Awards for Voluntary Service, so many of Leicestershire’s wonderful voluntary groups have received the recognition they deserve.
"This award is a fitting tribute to their compassion, dedication, and selflessness in helping others. I am eagerly looking forward to presenting the awards and meeting the volunteers who dedicate their time to others."
The King’s Award for Voluntary Service holds the same value as an MBE and acknowledges the remarkable efforts of volunteer groups in their communities.
Formerly, these awards were known as the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Recipients are announced each year on the King’s Birthday.