involve picked as ‘Highly Commended’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards 2016!
Following on from being the Runner Up for Charity of the Year at the Pride of Bracknell Forest Awards in April this year, involve Community Services was delighted to be at the annual Thames Valley Business Magazine Awards 2016 on the 17th November as a contender for the Charity of the Year award.
Along with 5 other charities from the Thames Valley: Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, ARCh, Oxford Homeless Pathways, Step by Step Partnership and Thrive, involve Community Services had got through the application and interview stages to get to the final and the awards ceremony.
The Charity of the Year Award is open to charities, social enterprises and not for profit organisations which have a base in the Thames Valley and have been operating for more than 2 years. The judges considered the outstanding achievement and services of the charity to its beneficiaries, innovative fundraising ideas and the achievement of its goals over the course of the last year.
The very worthy winners for 2016 were the Alexander Devine Children’s Hospice, a local charity that is developing Berkshire’s very own local children’s hospice service. They support children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions and their families throughout the area.
Despite not winning the overall award, involve were overjoyed to be recognised at this level and were identified as being ‘highly commended’ by the judges.
The awards were presented at the Madejski Stadium in Reading and involve was represented by General Manager Philip Cook, Chair of Trustees Peter Redford and his wife Val and 4 members of the involve staff team; Clare Rebbeck, Jo Hawkins, Claire Page and Martin Starkey.