Possability People Awarded Queens Award for Voluntary Service
Local charity, Possability People has been awarded The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK and recognises the outstanding work done in communities. It has been awarded during National Volunteers Week 2017.
Local charity, Possability People has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. It is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK and recognises the outstanding work done in communities. It has been awarded during National Volunteers Week 2017.
It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
Geraldine Des Moulin’s Chief Executive says:
“I am thrilled that Possability People has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. We have upwards of 80 volunteers who provide an extraordinary range of help to support disabled people and their families and carers.
“Our volunteer advisors pick up the phone to disabled people in dire need of help day after day. They provide our reception service. They support people going to meetings, or in difficult conversations. They deliver our Shopmobility scooters and keep them in good working order. They encourage and help people who want to get a job. They provide admin and number crunching services behind the scenes. They keep our social media platforms full of interesting stories. In short, they are an essential and integral part of what we do.
“What makes them and Possability People so unique is that a great many of them are disabled people themselves. So this award is a wonderful recognition of their enormous contribution, for which we are all very grateful.”
Notes to editors
- Volunteers Week is a national week of events taking place from 1 – 7 June 2017. Possability People will be celebrating Volunteers Week and the award at a garden party for all their volunteers which takes place on Wednesday 7 June.
- Possability People works in Brighton and Hove and across Sussex. It works with disabled people, older people, younger people or anyone with an impairment or long term health condition. From helping people to find more support and help at home, or providing moral support and advice, its team has a range of knowledge and expertise. It believes in a society where anything is possible, regardless of ability.
- Possability People has an extensive volunteer programme, which supports about 80 volunteers at any given time.
- For more information about volunteering at Possability People, contact Katharine Russell on 01273 89 40 40 or email firstname.lastname@example.org