The highest honour for voluntary groups - the King's Award for Volunteer Service - has been awarded to seven Cumbrian organisations; with three of those headquartered in Dr Neil Hudson MP's constituency.
Dr Hudson heralded these awards as a significant win for Cumbria's vibrant volunteer sector.
The three organisations receiving the award within Penrith and The Border are:
- BEEP Doctors
- Local team of healthcare professionals working across the county to provide world-leading emergency care around the clock.
- The Cumbria Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs
- A youth organisation training, teaching and engaging the next generation of agricultural specialists.
- Susan's Farm
- A theraputic farm for vulnerable local people as well as an education centre for schools and youth groups.
And the four further Cumbrian organisations being awarded the honour are:
- Kirkgate Arts and Heritage
- Maryport Inshore Rescue
- Maryport Solway Sea Cadets
- Self-harm Awareness For All (SAFA)
Dr Neil Hudson MP, said:
"I'm delighted to see so many exemplary local volunteer organisations in the heart of Cumbria, embodying the very essence of community spirit.
"This prestigious accolade reflects the unwavering commitment and selfless dedication of the volunteers who tirelessly contribute to the betterment of our community.
"Their commitment to volunteering not only enriches the lives of individuals but also strengthens the social fabric of our community and I am proud to represent and advocate for them in Westminster."