This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities. The Shrewsbury Street Pastors have been caring, listening and helping vulnerable people in Shrewsbury during the night-time hours at the weekend since November 2011. 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.

Pete Lawton (Chair of Trustees) and Marion Haworth (one of the Team Leaders) attended a garden party at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 15th May 2018 where they met the Queen and members of the Royal Family, and other winners of this year’s award.

The Shrewsbury Street Pastors received the award from the Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire in September 2018.