Wild things! are delighted to have had our work honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service this year.



The Queen’s Award is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and Wild things! is one of 187 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year in recognition of outstanding work in their communities. 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.

Wild things! will receive the award from the Lord Lieutenant of Moray, Grenville Johnston Esq OBE TD CA later this summer, but we had a small celebration with our Forest School children yesterday.

Major General Seymour Monro, a local Deputy Lieutenant for Moray says:

“I am really thrilled that the Queen has recognised Wild things! They have been doing so much for so many people over the past 12 years. They go from strength to strength, and are making an enormous contribution to our communities and the natural world in Moray and beyond.”

Jennie Martin, founder and executive director of Wild things! said:

“ This is such a great accolade for Wild things! in recognising the generous work of our volunteers and for the work of the Wild things! team. We are just delighted to be receiving such a prestigious award and want to than everyone who put us forward for it, in particular Major General Seymour Monro”.

For more information, please see our press release issued here.