Home-start Cotswolds’ Queen’s Award
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.