Local Community Group Highly Honoured

3rd June 2019

Local community group, Footprints have been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.  Rochford Parish Council is Proud to support this groups’ events which are held in St Mark’s Hall.

Footprints Community Group have been working in Rochford for 12 years providing activities for young people to make a positive impact on their lives and were invited along with other winners from around the country to a very special garden party at Buckingham Palace, London.

Footprints, along with eight other Essex groups are amongst 281 charities, social enterprises, and volunteer-led groups to receive the prestigious award this year across the UK. The number of awarded groups have increased again this year, demonstrating the continuous expansion and value of the voluntary sector in today’s society.

This award is given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise exceptional service within their communities. The recipients of the award are announced each year on 2 June – the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

The nine Essex winners will receive the Award from Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst, Lord Lieutenant of Essex, later this summer, who said: “The announcement of nine winners of the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services, the highest national award for voluntary groups, across Essex is a wonderful tribute to the outstanding work of the voluntary sector.

Representatives from Footprints
Cllor J McPerson and Jackie Pope

Patricia Thorn, Chairman, Footprints Community Group, said: “Footprints Community Group is honoured and delighted to receive The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services. The group consist of volunteers who provide help, advice, and positive activities for young people and their families who live in the Rochford area”.



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