Organisers of Yateley’s popular Gig on the Green were absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for a prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
Set up in 2002, to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, the awards are considered as an MBE for volunteer groups and recognises outstanding work undertaken by volunteers in the community.
While the Gig on the Green volunteers didn’t emerge as the final winners, they were honoured to have been shortlisted.
Yateley Sports CIC, organisers of the music event that is now in its fourth year, were nominated by Dame Mary Fagan, the Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire, and attended a reception at Winchester Cathedral together with her other nominees.
Colin Ive, chairman of Yateley Sports CIC, said: “To be one of the Hampshire nominations put forward for this prestigious award is real honour and I am delighted the team has been recognised. It also acknowledged the good use of the of the festival profits being invested in sports facilities for our community and we now look forward to the 2014 Gig on the Green on June 28."
This year’s Gig on the Green will be held, as usual, on Yateley Green, on Saturday June 28.
Tickets are still available at £20 (£12 for eight to 17-year-olds). They can be bought from the website or from Discoveries, next to St Peter’s Church, Yateley, Romans in Reading Road, Yateley, or McDonald’s in Fleet or Camberley.
But you can also win tickets courtesy of the News & Mail and Get Hampshire . We have joined forces with Yateley Sports CIC to offer two pairs of complimentary tickets.
All you have to do is send us a selfie taken in front of a Gig on the Green poster. You can find them in pubs, clubs and shops or on lampposts or notice boards.
If you’re stuck, there’s one at the pedestrian crossing at the junction of Hawley Road and Fernhill Road in Hawley.
Get Hampshire and the News & Mail will select one winner and Yateley Sports CIC the other and a selection of the best will be used in a gallery online and in the paper.