Wednesday 6th June 2012
Jubilee celebrations for one charity held extra significance after it received The Queen's Award For Voluntary Service.
The National Association For Children Of Alcoholics (Nacoa) won the award, seen as the equivalent of an MBE for voluntary organisations, and celebrated at Upfest, an urban paint festival held in Bristol during the long Diamond Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend.
The award recognises Nacoa's 20 years of work with children of alcohol-dependent parents.
Hilary Henriques, Nacoa's chief executive officer, said: "We were both excited and honoured to be nominated, so everyone at Nacoa is delighted to receive the award, especially in such a special year."
Upfest raises awareness and funds for Nacoa, with the charity's volunteers acting as marshals, selling home-made cakes and running a children's area.
Volunteer manager Cassie Ohlson said: "Our volunteers work really hard, so it's great to be able to celebrate this achievement together at Upfest during the Queen's Jubilee."