Hawick Pump Track has been recognised in the first King’s Award for Voluntary Service.
The unique outdoor cycling track was one of just 20 organisations in Scotland awarded the first ever King’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award given to local volunteer groups in recognition of their outstanding community service.
Previously known as The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, this year marks the first award in the name of His Majesty King Charles III.
It is equivalent to an MBE and is the highest honour awarded to voluntary groups.
These 20 Scottish organisations showcase the incredible contribution voluntary groups make to communities.
This award is well deserved recognition for all the incredible work that Hawick Pump Track does for local people. It is an immense community asset and I am delighted to see the organisation recognised.
I’d like to congratulate all the award-winners of the first King’s Award for Voluntary Service, whose hard work and dedication has helped so many people in need across Scotland.
UK Culture Secretary, Lucy Frazer, said: “Each year, millions of volunteers give up their time to provide care and support, and this award recognises those truly making a difference to the lives of others across Scotland.
“It’s brilliant to see the King continue the legacy of Her Late Majesty and reward those who support their local communities with kindness and compassion. Congratulations to all those who have been awarded.”
Photo credit: Hawick Pump Track