Antony Wagman and the trustees were presented with The Queen’s Award For Voluntary Service at Gorton Monastery on Monday 3rd August 2015 by the High Sherriff of Greater Manchester Mrs Sharman Birtles. We would like to thank everyone involved for their continued support and look forward to working together for many years in the future.


The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK. The award was created in 2002 to recognise the outstanding work that local volunteer groups do in their communities. It is the MBE for volunteer groups. The winners are announced each year on the 2nd June to commemorate the Queen’s Coronation.


With a wide range of groups being assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community, the Voluntary Service Award is extremely sought after. Having raised over £100,000 last year alone, and going past the £1,000,000 mark overall, The Red Sea Pedestrian’s hard work was rewarded by being nominated for the award.