THE Kirklees-based Indian Muslim Welfare Society today won a Queen's Award for Voluntary Services.
The society, with offices in Batley, was among 693 entries that went through a rigorous selection process.
Formed in 1957, the organisation has a membership of 16,000 people and a staff of 16.
Every group who wins the award will receive a certificate signed by the Queen, as well as a commemorative piece of crystal to display in their main offices.
This year, for the first time, they will also have the opportunity to send three members of the group to a reception at St James's Palace, attended by the Queen and members of the royal family, on July 19.