Honour for Stanley Spencer Gallery volunteers

Emma Billingham

The dedicated volunteers of the Stanley Spencer Gallery received a commemorative crystal and certificate marking their Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service last week.

At a special service on Wednesday, September 28 in Newbury, the group was joined by eight other award-winning organisations from Berkshire, which were presented with their prizes by the Duke of Gloucester.

Chairman of the gallery Stuart Conlin said: “I am thrilled the gallery volunteers have won this most prestigious award.

“We have been recognised as a unique organisation which has existed in its current form for 54 years using an entirely voluntary workforce.

“In this period we have continuously provided expertly curated varying exhibitions and education facilities for the public, as well as accumulating the largest collection in the world of the British painter, Sir Stanley Spencer.”

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