The Queen’s Award (QAVS)

& other achievements

 

Honours & Awards

Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) 2016

June 2016 – HM Queen Elizabeth II

Volunteer-led Luton based social enterprise, NINE RED Presents… (CIC) have been honoured with a 2016 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and the equivalent of an individual MBE.

NRP responds to the needs of its local community; supporting and enhancing lives of socially disadvantaged groups, including victims of abuse; running community projects which provide skill attainment, education, artistic pursuits and counselling. NRP best known for its AVS Project provides holistic support for survivors of all forms of abuse.

The dedicated and hardworking team of almost 40 volunteers carry out an astounding range of roles including; Counselling, Art Therapy, Exhibitions, Carnival and Performance Arts, Digital Art and Design. All experts in their own fields, the volunteers give their time freely to ensure that NRP services and events run smoothly, and both clients and beneficiaries alike enjoy the best possible service.

Chief Executive Officer, Debra Knight LL.B (Hons) and Managing Director, Gordon Davis, who are the energy at the heart of organisation, both volunteers and responsible for the day running of all NINE RED’s projects and services, attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 24 May at which the Queen and other winners of this year’s award were present. In all 193 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups across the UK received the prestigious award, which recognises their outstanding work in their communities.

The awards were created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee and winners are announced each year on 2 June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

NINE RED Presents… (CIC) received the award from HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nellis on Saturday, October 22nd 2016.

 

Best Carnival Concept” Luton International Carnival 2015

June 2015 – Luton International Carnival

For the Metamorphosis theme, depicting the journey of AVS Clients – from victim to survivor to thriver.

 

“Future Stars” Luton International Carnival 2015

June 2015 –  Luton International Carnival

Future stars awards were also handed out to a number of young people who have been involved with carnival and will help to drive it forward.

 

Organisers Choice Luton International Carnival 2015

June 2015 Luton International Carnival

 

Luton’s Best “Luton’s Most Outstanding Citizen” For 2014

Nov 2014 – Love Luton

 

“Beating the Odds” National Mixed Blessings Award 2014

June 2014 – Verve Connections

The MBAs are for individuals/groups with St Kitts & Nevis or Caribbean Heritage. The Awards showcase and acknowledge the achievements and talents of individuals and groups, who have made a significant impact on the development of their local communities, others and themselves.

 

“Exceptional Achievement” Luton Volunteer Awards 2014

June 2014 – Luton Borough Council

This award is for volunteers that have made an exceptional achievement and have overcome significant barriers to volunteering – this could include (but is not limited to) disability, long-term and / or serious health conditions or personal hardship and the winner was Debra Knight for her volunteering with NINE RED Presents.

 

“Future Stars” Luton International Carnival 2014

June 2014 – Luton International Carnival

Future stars awards were also handed out to a number of young people who have been involved with carnival and will help to drive it forward.

 

Third Place “Best on de Road” youth category Luton International Carnival 2013

June 2013 –  Luton International Carnival

 

High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Citizenship Award 2013

Jan 2013 Presented by the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire Jack Sapsworth

 

Luton& Bedfordshire Community Overall Winner of the Winners Award 2012

Nov 2012 – Luton Annual Community Awards

 

Luton Community Arts Award Winner 2012

Nov 2012 – Luton Annual Community Awards

 

Luton Community Arts Highly Commended 2011

Nov 2011 – Luton Annual Community Awards

 

Northampton Carnival Visitors Category Runner up Award 2011

Jun 2011 – Northampton Carnival Arts Consortium

QAVS (2016)
Presentation of Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) by HM Lord Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Helen Nelis.
Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) Buckingham palace Garden Party