Badges mark volunteer recognition

John Newman, Community Engagement Group

A range of badges has been launched by the Trust to recognise the dedication of service given by volunteers.

All volunteers, including community first responders, volunteer car drivers, BASICs and members of the Trust’s Community Engagement Group (CEG) will be presented with a badge to recognise milestones in years of service to volunteering of five, 10, 15, and 20 years.

Kevin Brown, Director of Service Delivery, officially launched the badges at the Trust’s public board meeting yesterday (29th November) at headquarters in Melbourn.

At the meeting, four volunteers received the Recognition of Service Badges:

Over 5 years’ service: Mary Marshall, Community First Responder – Wattisham, Suffolk

Over 10 years’ service: John Newman, Community Engagement Group - Epping, Essex

Over 15 years’ service: Paul Doe, Community First Responder - Saffron Walden

Over 20 years’ service: Ivor Parker, Volunteer Car Driver - Cambridge.

Kevin said: “We are extremely grateful for the commitment, passion and dedication all our volunteers show in the variety of roles. This scheme is a small way we can say thank you for all the hard work and support they continue to provide to their communities across the east.

“Volunteers are an integral part of our Trust and we hope our volunteers will wear these badges with pride.

“We are planning a volunteer conference for next year and hope this will be another opportunity to recognise the great and valuable work.”

Badges can be attached to volunteers’ uniform if desired. The CCM team will be contacting volunteers in the coming weeks with details about eligibility and how to get your badge.

Paul Doe, Community First Responder
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