South Manchester library honoured with Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Friends of Burnage Library have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for their work in bringing the people of Burnage together to learn, share and enjoy.

The award is the highest honour for local volunteer groups across the UK.

Chair of Trustees, Anne Henderson said: “We are very proud to receive the award and it reflects the massive commitment and hard work of over 40 volunteers from the Burnage community, without whom the doors of the library simply would not open.”

Burnage library was reopened by locals in 2013 after council cuts caused the library to close down.

The library is now run by 40+ volunteers, connecting people of all ages in the community.

The library holds many events and activities, encouraging community involvement.

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