The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Friends of Flaybrick are proud to confirm that it was formally announced this morning in the Gazette UK that we have been given the King’s Award for Voluntary Service (KAVS); within the voluntary sector, this is an honour which is equivalent to an MBE and the highest award given to voluntary groups in the UK.

Our charity was established in 1993 by John Moffat, who today works as secretary of the group, with the intent of bringing Flaybrick back into the community and members and volunteers have worked hard since then to achieve that aim despite occasional setbacks which only make us more determined to succeed.

Our Chair, Rob Dolphin stated earlier ‘We are such a wonderful hard working group with a range of skills and abilities which suit the tasks we undertake and it is my great joy and honour to accept the award on behalf of our charity. This gives true recognition to all members and volunteers, both past and present.’

We would like in particular to express our thanks to Lord Field of Birkenhead who kindly sponsored the award bid, and also Councillor George Davies, former Mayor of Wirral and Elizabeth Davey, the prominent local historian, for their wonderful letters of endorsement.

The group would also like to take the opportunity to express our thanks as ever to the people of Wirral and beyond who support us in all weathers and attend our guided walks, Services of Remembrance and open days in great numbers.


14th November 2023

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