Alana House volunteers nominated for prestigious award

The team of volunteers which supports PACT’s women’s community project Alana House has been nominated for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020.

This Volunteers Week, the work of the 20 individuals who support PACT’s work with vulnerable and distressed women was commended for “the enormous benefit it represents to the community.

Although not selected to receive the award, Sir Martyn Lewis CBE, chair of QAVS National Assessment Committee said: “The work your group does for the community was very much admired by the committee.”

“Unfortunately, given the large number of nominations and the very high standards throughout, I am sorry to say that in the end Alana House volunteers were not among those selected to receive the award this year. However, on behalf of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service Team, please convey to your volunteers and other staff our warm appreciation of the excellent work they do and the enormous benefit it represents to the local community.

“The award is the highest accolade given to local volunteer groups and your nomination represents a tremendous achievement for your organisation. Everyone involved, and particularly your volunteers, should feel immensely proud of this and we wish you all the best for the future.”

PACT chief executive Jan Fishwick said: “It was an honour to be nominated for this prestigious award and we are so proud that the dedication and support of our Alana House volunteers has been recognised.

“I’d like to thank our long standing supporter Patricia Brims for nominating us!”