The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Fibro Active is honoured to announce that our volunteers have been awarded the MBE for volunteer groups.

Fibro Active Ongoing Commitment

This award establishes a pronounced bar for standards and dedication that define the activity and behaviour for the group. Whilst the receiving of this award is a highly welcome and great accolade, the continuing mission of Fibro Active is to meet, and where possible, excel above the standards that are required to be deemed worthy of the award.


What is the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service?

In line with the official statement on the QAVS, the award is stated as being the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. It was established in 2002 to recognise outstanding work carried out in a local community. The volunteer work includes positive social, economic or environmental services.

There are a list of requirements that the group has to fulfill in order to be granted the award, secondly the group has to be nominated by an indepedent person from the group, that is to say they must no be a volunteer, employee, trustee or anyone directly involved with the running of the group.

The list consists of the following:

What Does Fibro Active do in Support of The Local Community

There are a formidable number of people suffering from Fibromyalgia and CFS. More detailed information can be found on the Fibro 5 page. In essence the group facilitates connection between other members, encourages and leads them in being active, accentuating things that are positive, educating and teaching new skills, and finally enabling and promoting of members to help others

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Ceremony Photos


Fibro Active Memory Book

If you want to read comments that were written in the Memory Book on the day of the awards you can do so by clicking on the button below. There is also an attached email at the end from the Lord-Lieutenant of Derbyshire, Elizabeth Fothergill CBE.

Fibro Active Queen’s Award Ceremony

Watch the full Queens Award for Voluntary Service that took place on the 23rd of November 2021.

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Garden Party at Buckingham Palace