Queen’s Award for Farnham ASSIST
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services
On Sunday 1st October 2017, Farnham ASSIST was presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK for outstanding work done in their local communities by groups who volunteer their own time to enhance and improve the lives of others.
The Award was created by Her Majesty in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of her coronation. The presentation was made on behalf of Her Majesty by Michael More-Molyneux, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey in front of a large group of supporters and volunteers at St.Andrew’s Parish Church. It was received by June Tranter, Farnham ASSIST's Manager.
Also present were Jenny Schmit, Brian Kurton and Kirsty Bruton, former managers of the charity.
Receving the certificate and citation signed by The Queen and the engraved commemorative crystal, June Trantom said:
“This has been a wonderful occasion and it is lovely to see so many supporters and volunteers who are able to join us. It coincides with celebrating 15 years since Farnham Assist first started and is an ideal moment to pay tribute to all those who established and then developed the charity. I hope all our volunteers feel that this honour is for everyone and a true acknowledgement of the difference they are making to the lives of older people in our community. Many congratulations to everyone.”
The presentation was followed by refreshments.
The award had been announced at Buckingham Palace on 2nd June 2017. Farnham ASSIST’s Manager, June Trantom and the former Manager, Brian Kurton had the honour of attending a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace at the end of May (picture left).
Farnham ASSIST is a Christian organisation which, since 2002, has offered support to older people in Farnham, who may have become isolated from friends and neighbours. They are based at No.7 St.George’s Yard, Farnham GU9 7LW (picture right). From here, with the willing help of numerous volunteers, they manage a range of activities around Farnham aimed at the older members of the town's population.
Farnham ASSIST is associated with Churches Together in Farnham (please see our “Associates” page). It is an independent Charity.
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