"The more I experience the Cart Shed, the more impressed I am by its entire ethos. It is obvious that everybody feels very much at home in the woods and are able to let their creativity flow while learning new skills."
Queens Award for Volunteer Services announced
I am really proud to be able to let you know that our fabulous team of volunteers past and present has been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service – The MBE for voluntary groups.
This award has been given in recognition of the time and dedication they give “Transforming lives in Herefordshire by offering skills, friendship and a future to those in mental or physical distress”.
In only 6 years the Cart Shed Charity has gained an enviable reputation as an organisation dedicated to caring for and supporting those with mental and physical health issues in Herefordshire and the surrounding counties.
With recent press coverage about the impact of poor mental health on society, and how devastating it is for the individuals involved, their families and friends this award is a timely reminder of what can be achieved for some of the most vulnerable in society, when we come together and are prepared to give of ourselves for others.
Volunteers are an important and integral part of The Cart Shed. We currently have 25 regular volunteers who give between 1 and 3 days a week of their time. Several have been with the organisation since it’s inception in 2011, and some only joined in the last couple of months - without all the amazing volunteers who have been with us over the years we would not be able to offer the service we do.
It is with great pride we are able to announce that our volunteers have been awarded The Queens Award for Voluntary Service; it is public recognition for the quiet and modest way they give so generously for no financial reward.
For further information contact:
Katie Eastaugh CEO. 07796421373 email@example.com
Jenny Kelleher, one of The Cart Shed's amazing volunteers, and Kate our Health Development Manager at Buckingham Palace on June 1st 2017 enjoying afternoon tea at the Royal Garden Party
Some of our wonderful woodland volunteers.
Some of our dedicated polytunnel volunteers.