Agencies picked to promote Queen's Awards for Voluntary Services
24 May 2004
Home Office has appointed Geronimo and BME specialists Media Moguls to promote the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
Both agencies were picked following COI-managed pitches and are tasked with raising awareness of the 2004 awards and driving nominations for 2005.
The annual awards recognise and reward excellence in voluntary work and are given to volunteer groups for outstanding achievement in helping the community, improving quality of life or providing outstanding service.
Groups must be nominated by beneficiaries of their work, members of the public or representatives of public bodies. The winners receive a certificate signed by the Queen, a crystal award and are invited to a reception hosted by the Queen.
Peter Gilheany heads the Geronimo team that will generate interest among the general public, stakeholders and public bodies and stimulate participation in 2005. Media Moguls, lead by Anjna Raheja, will carry out a similar task, focussing on ethnic minority communities.
Both agencies will report to Viviane Robertson in the Home Office's Active Communities Team.
"There are thousands of people who give their time for free to improve their community and the lives of others. It is important that this is recognised and The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is a way of acknowledging their contribution to society," said Viviane.
Note to editors
- Awards are given to volunteer groups (two or more people) in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
- Nominations for the awards are assessed locally in each region of England, nationally in Northern Ireland and Scotland and locally in the Channel Lslands and Isle of Man.
- Geronimo pitched with Grayling. The BME pitch featured Media Moguls, Focus Consultancy and Media Reach.
For further information, please contact: www.queensawardvoluntary.gov.uk
Home Office: 020 7273 4545 or
COI Communications: 020 7261 8763
Geronimo: 020 8238 8550 or
Media Moguls: 020 8902 5575