Hemel Hempstead based charity Playskill is delighted to have been awarded a High Sheriff of Hertfordshire Award recognising their vital work during the pandemic.
Founder and director Andrea Clarke was thrilled to receive the award on behalf of the whole team during an award ceremony last week.
Andrea spoke about how Playskill had reacted quickly to the initial lockdown a year ago and adapted their service to become completely remote.
She went on to explain that throughout the pandemic Playskill quickly adapted and changed their services to ensure the specialist therapies and treatments they give to the children and families they support continued.
She said: “This year we had supported more children than ever despite the most challenging of circumstances.
“Playskill is thrilled to have our work in lockdown acknowledged at the highest level in Hertfordshire, the team of staff and volunteers have made an outstanding effort to help the children and families we serve in these difficult times. We are deeply grateful for this acknowledgement of this effort by all.”
One of the families supported by Playskill said: “Playskill are our beacon of support, and hope for a brighter future for us all. Their continued support, throughout this pandemic hasn’t gone unnoticed by us, and all the other Playskill families, when many of the other groups and services we use stopped or reduced.”
Outside of the pandemic, Playskill’s specialist therapeutic playgroup sessions run in Hemel Hempstead and Watford support children aged one to five who have a physical disability or developmental delay living in Hertfordshire.