Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are pleased to announce that CARIS Haringey has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of the Queen’s Coronation.

CARIS is one of 230 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the prestigious award this year. The number of nominations remains high year on year, showing that the voluntary sector is thriving and full of innovative ideas to make life better for those around them.

CARIS Director, Gloria Saffrey says:

CARIS is not just an organisation, it is a community of support for those in need, and our volunteers are at the heart of it. We are extremely delighted that CARIS’ work has been recognised. We pay tribute to the hard work, support and commitment of CARIS Haringey’s volunteers. Without their help CARIS would not be able to achieve all we do. Our volunteers range in age from teenagers to retired people. Many are previous service users, wanting to help others experiencing challenges they themselves have faced. We are so grateful to them all.

Representatives of CARIS Haringey will receive the award from Sir Kenneth Olisa OBE, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Greater London, later this summer. Furthermore, two volunteers from CARIS Haringey will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2021, along with other recipients of this year’s Award.