Home-start Cotswolds’ Queen’s Award

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Home-start Cotswolds, a char­ity pro­vid­ing sup­port, friend­ship and prac­ti­cal help for over 60 fam­i­lies with young chil­dren, has re­ceived the pres­ti­gious Queen’s Award for Vol­un­tary Ser­vices, the equiv­a­lent of an MBE for vol­un­tary groups.

Dame Janet Trot­ter, the Lord Lieu­tenant of Glouces­ter­shire, pre­sented the Queen’s Award tro­phy and cer­tifi­cate signed by the Queen at the char­ity’s base at Cirences­ter Bap­tist Church. The ci­ta­tion, read out by Dame Janet, noted the work done by “very high qual­ity vol­un­teers”. The vol­un­teers visit fam­i­lies every week, work­ing along­side par­ents, in their own homes, to help them through the prob­lems they are fac­ing.

Home Start started their an­nual Vol­un­teer Re­cruit­ment Cam­paign in Septem­ber to sign up po­ten­tial vol­un­teers for their train­ing course which be­gins in Jan­uary, and would wel­come Cotswold Life read­ers to come for­ward to join their now award win­ning ser­vice. They can be con­tacted at their of­fice at the church, tele­phone num­ber 01285 885391.

Carolyn Ford, Pam Mcmeekin, and Nicky Carter-lewis.

Dame Janet Trot­ter, the Lord Lieu­tenant of Glouces­ter­shire, pre­sent­ing the Queen’s Award to Janet Smith, Brid­get Plant, Karen Mor­gan, Deputy Lord Lieu­tenant, Chris Hall and Lavinia Sidgewick.

Vol­un­teers Janet Smith and Brid­get Plant, re­ceiv­ing the Queen’s Award from Dame Janet Trot­ter, the Lord Lieu­tenant of Glouces­ter­shire.

The plaque show­ing Home-start Cotswolds are awarded The Queen’s Award for Vol­un­tary Ser­vices, the MBE equiv­a­lent for vol­un­tary groups

Janet Smith and Clare Baker.

Fiona Uzzell, Ann Lay (Dame Janet Trot­ter’s sis­ter vis­it­ing from Canada), and Ghis­laine Venn.

Karen Mor­gan, Deputy Lord Lieu­tenant of Glouces­ter­shire, Lucy Blyth, and Cheryl Puttick.

Steve Kauf­mann and Lavinia Sidgewick.

Naomi Shrub­sole and Tony Jones.

Su­mari Du Val and Vin Weir.

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