Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool Volunteers Honoured with The King’s Award for Voluntary Service

The dedicated volunteers of Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool are proud to announce that they have been awarded The King’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest recognition a local voluntary group can achieve in the UK, equivalent to an MBE.

Among the 262 charities, social enterprises, and voluntary groups honoured with this prestigious award this year, Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool stands out for its exceptional contribution to the community. The King’s Award for Voluntary Service seeks to acknowledge outstanding work by local volunteer groups that significantly benefit their communities.

Expressing their joy, the Trustees of Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool stated, “We are absolutely delighted that Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool has been recognised in this way. This award is a testament to every single one of our volunteers, past and present, who has generously given their time to ensure that this wonderful pool remains at the heart of our community. It wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for the volunteers who saved it from closure in the 1970s and those who continue to give up their time today.”

The King’s Award for Voluntary Service is a commendation of the pool’s enduring commitment to community well-being and the significant impact it has had over the years. The recognition extends to all those who have played a role in preserving and enhancing the pool’s legacy.

Cirencester Open Air Swimming Pool has been a cornerstone of the community since its establishment. The pool has not only provided a place for recreation but has also been a symbol of community spirit, resilience, and volunteerism. The recognition with The King’s Award for Voluntary Service further solidifies its role as a vital community asset.

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