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Winners of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Services 2020

There are times you would like to tell everyone how excited you are, but instead can only grin amongst yourselves and wait.....

We first found out about our nomination for the queens award last year. In October 2019 we were visited by Deputy Lieutenant Steven Goldstein who wanted to see what we did first hand. He spent time looking at our facilities, spoke with members of staff, trustees, volunteers and trainees. He was particularly interested in trainees who had completed their training and progressed to become volunteers themselves.

Passionate about progress

'Seeing the progress our beneficiaries and trainees make is what drives our enthusiasm through the good times and spurs us on during the challenging times'.

And the recent challenges brought by COVID-19 really brought our team's creativity to the fore and proved their commitment when they put themselves at risk to ensure the most vulnerable didn't suffer. Some wonderful ways of continuing to deliver services remotely have been implemented and some have been so popular or beneficial that they will be likely to carry on after lockdown.

London Gazette Announcement

Today the Independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE made their announcement of the 2020 recipients in the London Gazette, which means we can now share our excitement and pride too with you all.

More can be found about the Queens Award for Voluntary Service here and our entry in the list of winners can be found in the Queens Award Winners Supplement

Award Presentation

Under normal circumstances TCT would be presented our award by the Lord Lieutenant, but with the current social-distancing requirements, that hasn't been able to happen. We hope to bring you news of the presentation soon.

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