Number 8 selected for prestigious award

The QAVS is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own 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. The award has an equivalent status for voluntary groups as the MBE has for individuals.

Andy Smart, Chair of Trustees at Number 8 states, “This award is a great honour for everyone associated with Number 8, not just the current 200 or so volunteers who make Number 8 possible but also the many more who have been involved over the years and helped to realise the dream to raise enough funds to set up an arts centre in Pershore. We continue the vision created by our founders: to offer a high quality, friendly and diverse arts experience to all.”

Led and inspired by the people of Pershore Number 8 brings the very best of the arts, entertainment and culture to rural Worcestershire. The work that Number 8 does for the community was very much admired by the independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE.

Sarah Dawes