A VOLUNTEER group has been honoured by the Queen.

Cheshire Young Carers Service, based in Stanlaw Abbey Business Centre, Dover Drive, has been announced as one of 130 winners of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

Lindsay Weaver of Cheshire Young Carers said: “We are thrilled to have received this prestigious honour for the work we do to support young people living with and caring for a parent with mental illness, substance misuse or physical disability.

“These young people are a constant inspiration to us and we are dedicated in continuing this work.”

The honour recognises outstanding contributions and sets the benchmark for excellence in volunteering.

The organisation received the award for providing specialist support to young carers through their holistic approach to health and wellbeing.

It was selected from 413 groups nominated by members of the public who have been helped personally or witnessed the benefits of a group’s work in their community.

Cheshire Young Carers will receive a certificate signed by the Queen and an exclusive commemorative crystal, presented by Her Majesty’s representative in Cheshire, David Briggs, at a special ceremony.

The group also received an invitation for representatives to attend a royal garden party at Buckingham Palace in the summer.

Former broadcast journalist and committee chairman Martyn Lewis CBE said: “It’s a pleasure to celebrate the achievements of Cheshire Young Carers and give official recognition for the benefits they bring to others’ lives.”