The Lord-Lieutenant presented Young Lives Foundation with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service at an awards ceremony at Eastwell Manor, Ashford on 5th August, 2015.
Over 80 guests including the volunteers of YLF’s Appropriate Adult Service, to whom the award is owed, attended the event to see the Lord-Lieutenant hand the crystal award and certificate to CEO, Stephen Gray and two of the longest serving volunteers, Janet Judges and Mike Lowrey.
Deputy Lieutenant, Kate Lampard, delivered a citation at the event followed with a speech by the Lord-Lieutenant who said,
“Her Majesty rates the importance of recognising the wonderful work organisations like yours do in the community very highly indeed – and on her behalf I bring heartfelt congratulations and thanks. This group is truly exceptional and as Lord-Lieutenant I am hugely grateful for the outstanding contribution you make. The work you undertake and your depth of knowledge is so valuable and deserving of recognition.”