Queens Award for Volunteers – Ceremony News

In June we were honoured to be awarded the Queens Award for Volunteers. This award culminated in a visit to Buckingham Palace. Classified as the MBE for volunteer groups this is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. To receive the Award, a group must provide a service and meet a need for people living in the local community. The service needs to be supported, recognised and respected by the local community and the people who benefit from it.

On Friday 31st August we were immensely proud to host the official presentation of the award at Nottingham Women’s Centre. This ceremony was attended by the Lord-Lieutenant of Nottingham Sir John Peace, who presided over the formalities and Deputy Lieutenant Dame Elizabeth Fradd.  The Lord Mayor – Counsellor Liaqat Ali and The Sheriff of Nottingham – Counsellor Catherine Arnold were also in attendance.  The award was received by June McCombie, OBE on behalf of Nottingham Women’s Centre. The award represents a remarkable accomplishment. To read more about the award please visit this page.
On the day we were also joined by over 40 people including board members, staff and volunteers to celebrate the award. We are so very proud to be recognised and would like to say thank you again to all our volunteers past and present. The photos of the ceremony will soon be available on our website.

Open Day Invite

Nottingham Women’s Centre Open Day – 6th September


You are cordially invited to join us on Thu the 6th September from 10 – 2pm for our annual Information / Open day.

  • Learn more about the centre, the activities and courses that we run as well as the specialist support that we provide.
  • Take part in taster sessions for some of our most popular activities.
  • Find out how you can take part in focus groups, consultations and research groups.
  • Learn about our ongoing #campaigns !
  • Find out about volunteering opportunities with the centre
  • Visit the Women’s only library – a truly unique resource
  • Have some food and make new friends

And if you’ve heard any myths about the centre, let us dispel them on the day…We look forward to meeting you all!

Find out more by following this link.

For more information on our forthcoming courses and activities follow this link.