The Lord Lieutenant presented the Queens Award for Voluntary Service to De Etchingham Community Interest Company at Parker Hall, Parsonage Croft, Etchinghamon Wednesday 14th September.
The Lord Lieutenant was joined by Deputy Lieutenant, Mr David Tate who carried out the assessment. The Vice Lord-Lieutenant, Mrs Sara Stonor, High Sheriff of East Sussex, Mr Michael Foster and the Chairman of Rother District Council, Cllr Paul Osborne were also in attendance and welcomed by the Colin Phillips, Annette Childs and Mary Phillips from CIC. The presentation was well attended by CIC volunteers, partner organisations, members of the local community and children from the local village school.
The Lord Lieutenant present De Etchingham Community Interest Company with its award and certificate signed by the HM the Queen.
“The Lord Lieutenant, said: “I was very pleased to have made the presentation to De Etchingham Community Interest Company on behalf of Her Majesty The Queen. The award recognises the hard work of the CIC and its talented volunteers, in enabling the local community to take ownership of projects, to raise money and funding which benefits all in the village of Etchingham and surrounding area. The Queen’s Award is a very special award for community service and the highest honour a voluntary organisation can receive. It is equivalent to a group MBE.”
More photos from the event can be found HERE