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Chiltern Child Contact Centre receive Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

The Chiltern Child Contact Centre (CCCC) in Amersham was honoured to receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2019 last month.

The Queen’s award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. The award was presented on behalf of her Majesty the Queen to Doreen Platts, a long serving volunteer for the Chiltern Child Contact Centre, by Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Buckinghamshire. David Keen received the certificate. The presentation was held at Amersham Free Church.

Sir Henry Aubrey-Fletcher said of the charity:

The impressive work which this group carries out selflessly on every alternate Saturday morning, for five hours each shift, is invaluable for this very vulnerable group of beneficiaries.’

Since the start of The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2002, just forty organisations in Buckinghamshire have received the award making the Chiltern Child Contact Centre part of an elite group.

Bob Marshall, Chairman of the board of Trustees for the Chiltern Child Contact Centre said:

Receiving the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is a great privilege and honour. The award is recognition of all the volunteers, the coordinators and their deputies who have given their time and energy, both physical and mental, supporting the families who have come through our doors.

Also in attendance were the High Sherriff of Buckinghamshire Julia Upton, Lady Aubrey-Fletcher, Countess Elizabeth Howe, Cllr Graham Harris, Cllr Mark Flys, Cllr Brian Roberts, Mrs Mimi Harker OBE, Elizabeth Coe CEO of NACCC.

Image credit: Chiltern Child Contact Centre

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