LEAP receives Kings Award For Voluntary Service

Published date: 
Wednesday, 15th November 2023

LEAP Children, Families & Communities based in Tameside, were absolutely delighted to receive the King’s Award for Voluntary Service this week.  This prestigious award, is the highest accolade that a voluntary organisation can receive and is the equivalent of an MBE.

The charity delivers a range of inspiring services for children and adults, which are designed to tackle inequalities and bring about positive change.  Volunteers are key to the success of LEAP’s projects, bringing a range of knowledge, lived experience, specific skills and most importantly, a desire to help others and support local communities.  Without these people, LEAP could not deliver as much as they do.

Earlier this year one of LEAP’s volunteer’s led on the innovation, application and implementation of an exhibit at RHS Tatton Flower Show. Working tirelessly on behalf of the organisation, this was an incredible personal achievement and a great experience for the charity and everyone involved.

LEAP currently have over 30 active volunteers supporting a wide range of activities, including play and early learning, family support, craft sessions and green wellbeing projects, alongside admin and customer care provision, at the centre. 

Chief Officer Jo Parry – Gee, commented ‘We are very, very lucky to work with such amazing volunteers, who are committed to making a difference for others through their work at LEAP. Our annual Volunteer Celebration will be super special this year, having been awarded this fantastic accolade”

If you are interested in finding out more about LEAP’s projects and volunteer opportunities, please contact leap@leapcfc.org or telephone 0161 214 8300.