Queen’s seal of approval for Sussex disability charity
Sussex charity, Possability People who are dedicated to helping disabled people, celebrated the tireless work of its volunteers at a ceremony at The Amex Community Stadium on Thursday 14 September
Sussex charity, Possability People who are dedicated to helping disabled people, celebrated the tireless work of its volunteers at a ceremony at The Amex Community Stadium on Thursday 14 September. At the ceremony The Queen’s representative, Peter Field, Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of East Sussex presented them with a very special award – The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service – equivalent to a group MBE.
Asked about the impact volunteers have on the work of the charity, Geraldine Des Moulin, Possability People’s Chief Executive said:
“Quite simply, Possability People couldn’t do what we do without our volunteers. They make us the great organisation that we are, and we are extremely grateful for their time, expertise and enthusiasm.
“You might not know, but over 70% of them identify as disabled themselves, which of course means they bring a very useful perspective with them. We are delighted they have been honoured with this award. It is the UK’s highest acknowledgement any charity or community organisation can receive and it shows how much our volunteers are valued”.
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• 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 90 volunteers at any given time.
• For more information about volunteering at Possability People, contact Katharine Russell on 01273 89 40 40 or email email@example.com