On Friday 29th June 2018, The Gloucestershire Youth Mini Bike Project volunteers were presented with the Queens Award For Voluntary Service by Lord Lieutenant Dame Janet Trotter. This award was in recognition of the dedication the 32 volunteers had given towards the project and many of them for over 4 years. We sincerely thank Dame Janet for presenting the award and for the Chief Constable Rod Hansen for supporting the project and giving such an inspiring speech. We would also like to thank Ex High Sheriff Andrew Tabor and his good lady wife Lou Tabor, Deputy Lord Lieutenant John Thurston, Ceri Evans, Guinness Partnership Rachel Stafford, Supt Emma Davies, Deputy PCC Chris Brierly, Linden Councillor Terry Pullen, YG Infobuzz Anne Young and 25 volunteers for attending on the day to give their support. Also 8 young riders 3 of whom from the Aston Project who talked to the adults and gave a quick demonstration of what they had learnt.

This prestigious award is the highest award volunteers can be given and is the equivalent of an MBE for volunteers. The Mini Bike Project is managed by PCSO’s Mark and Sandra Jones, open to all Aston Project members.