Watford-based charity Small Acts of Kindness has been given The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service for its efforts to reduce the negative impact of loneliness and isolation on the physical and mental wellbeing of older people living in Hertfordshire.
The impact of the charity’s COVID response work during 2020 was felt across Hertfordshire where they reached over 15,000 people, and the Queen’s Award is the highest a voluntary group can receive in the UK.
Small Acts of Kindness work in partnership with more than 90 organisations from the voluntary, corporate and statutory sectors and more than 300 community volunteers who show great commitment to their cause.
Lynne Misner, Chief Executive of Small Acts of Kindness, said: “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted that the hard work and dedication of our volunteers has been recognised with the highest award any charity can receive in the UK. Everything we do is led by our wonderful family of volunteers and this award recognises their efforts above all.”
Recipients were announced today (June 2) the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. Representatives of Small Acts of Kindness will receive the award later this summer.
Furthermore, two volunteers from Small Acts of Kindness will attend a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2022 depending on restrictions.