Thank you to all our volunteers for an amazing achievement!
Volunteer Centre Croydon has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service on 2nd June 2017, for all the work done in supporting and inspiring individuals to become involved in their communities by volunteering. Queen's Award for Voluntary Services is the NBA in the volunteering sector, so we are proud of this achievement and we are grateful to all those who named Volunteer Centre Croydon for this award. We wouldn't be where we are without the hundreds of hours that our volunteers put into supporting our work, so everyone there: this one is for you! Thank you!
We have marked the event through a wonderful Tea Party hosted on 11th July near our office in Centrale Shopping Centre Croydon. The wonderful management from Centrale made sure we had an amazing venue at the heart of the actual shopping centre, allowing us to invite our volunteers and some of Croydon's important personalities such as Representative Deputy for the London Borough of Croydon - Colonel Ian McRobbie, former mayor of Croydon - Councillor Wayne Trakas-Lawlor, Councillor Hamida Ali, General Manager of Centrale -David Ordman and last but not least , CEO of Croydon Voluntary Action- Steve Phaure.
Created in 2002, The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award that local volunteer groups can receive as a recognistion of their efforts and work. Voluntary groups who serve their communities either on a social, economical or environmental level can be nominated for the award. The groups are then assessed and the award is granted to those who bring the most benefits to their community. You can find out more about the QAVS here.
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