Caroline Wegrzyn, Business Manager at HART, looks back at the day their volunteers were royally recognised for their excellence.
On Tuesday 24th April 2018, at Sheffield Cathedral, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, presented HART with the Duke of York Community Initiative Award. There to receive the certificate was Volunteer Driver Dave Collier, accompanied by Trustee Nigel Rowe and regular passengers Dave & Eunice Roberts.
We are delighted to retain the Duke of York Community Award, which recognises the value of our services to our community. We are proud that the work of our volunteers and staff has gained royal recognition for excellence. We are lucky to have a great team of volunteer drivers who care a great deal about their community. Generously, giving over 8,500 hours of their time which enables HART to deliver over 50% of our services.
The award is designed to encourage voluntary projects within Yorkshire which are owned and run by the community. Organisations are assessed not only on the good work they do in the community, but also on how well they are managed. It is the second time we have been recognised in this way having first picked up the award in 2012 – a clear demonstration that we not only continue to meet the criteria but that we have also shown development and progress, especially in the way we involve our volunteers in the planning and delivery of our services.
More information about the award can be seen here: http://www.thedukeofyorkscommunityinitiative.org.uk/
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