22nd November 2019
Theresa, Jacky and I were proud to attend Hempstead House, Bapchild, on Friday 22nd November, where we received a Kent Volunteering 2019 Award for being ‘Top Club and Society Volunteer Team – Swale’ on behalf of The Heritage Hub/HRGS. Well done to everyone who have helped us achieve this award, and especially the 150 volunteers, all our visitors and researchers who have been involved in the WW1 project since 2012, and in the Hub since 2015.
Thank you to those who nominated us for the award, and to the judges and sponsors, who recognise the valuable work undertaken by the volunteer sector.
Terry Waite CBE, the Patron of the KM Charity Team who were the main organisers, gave a very moving and inspirational address regarding his time spent in captivity in the 1980s. He explained that when he was in captivity, just knowing, that there were people in the community who cared gave him hope, which he still values today.
The awards were reported in Kentonline.
More information on the Kent Volunteering Awards can be found on their website.