I am thrilled to let you know that the charity that Connect Dacorum is part of, Community Action Dacorum (CAD), has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service by HM The Queen. The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of the Queen’s coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.
The citation for the award states that it has been given to us for “working to overcome barriers and improve the quality of life and wellbeing for individuals and community groups.” CAD was nominated for the award by the former Mayor of Dacorum, Bob MacLean and his wife Wendy. In the official notification of the award from the Government Department the letter states that:
“The work your group does for the community was much admired by the Independent Assessment Committee, chaired by Sir Martyn Lewis CBE
This represents a tremendous achievement for your organisation, and we hope that everyone involved, and particularly your volunteers, will feel immensely proud of it”
I would like to thank you all for your membership of Connect Dacorum, whether you've been members for many years or have recently joined. We couldn't be helping charities in the unique way we do without you and I'm sure it would be a service sorely missed if it was not here.