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Queen's Award for Voluntary Service 2014
honours Troop Aid

Troop Aid has received the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2014, one of 111 organisations recognised for outstanding UK volunteering groups.


This unique UK national honour was created over a decade ago by Her Majesty The Queen to mark the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and to recognise the outstanding contributions that groups of volunteers make to local communities.
It has an equivalent status for voluntary groups as the MBE has for individuals.


Her Majesty was pleased to announce a range of recipients including Troop Aid, for supporting Military Personnel by providing them with a Grab Bag containing basic personal essentials when they are hospitalised following injuries in conflict or other emergency situations.


The award is overseen by the Office for Civil Society, in the Cabinet Office. Nick Hurd, Minister for Civil Society said:


‘Groups and organisations like those honoured today are the key to inspiring the country to get involved in volunteering and make a difference in their community. I would like to congratulate all 111 organisations that have received this year’s Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service and I encourage others to participate and support groups like these in their local area.’


Supporting our injured troops


TROOP AID was founded in November 2006 by three ex servicemen as a result of a visit to Selly Oak Hospital’s Alexandra Wing in Birmingham.  This is the home of the Defence Medical Welfare Services who are responsible for the welfare of all Armed Forces Personnel, male and female who have been injured during the conflict in Afghanistan and elsewhere.


TROOP AID understands that everyone who joins the Armed Forces may one day go to war and fight for their country.  At the Queen Elizabeth Hospital injured servicemen and women receive the very best medical care.


When injured troops return to the United Kingdom from the war zones they arrive back without their personal effects or clothing.  The objective of TROOP AID is to support them by providing the basic essentials in our GRAB BAGS.


Our funds come entirely from fund raising events and donations from organisations such as Rotary International, Lions International, Masonic Lodges, Round Table, Primary and Secondary Schools, ex Service Associations, the local business community, the general public and several British expatriate communities overseas.  We will continue to help our troops returning from conflicts for as long as necessary.  TROOP AID speakers are happy to visit any groups and organisation to talk about the work they do.



PATRON: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales



Troop Aid Ball


The Band of The Parachute Regiment

National Motorcycle Museum, Solihull

22nd November 2014

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Patron: His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.

Troop Aid, 21 Radway Road, Shirley, Solihull, West Midlands, B90 4NR.

TROOP AID is registered as a charity in England and Wales. Charity number:1123888.

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