Young Lives Foundation (YLF) recently received The Queen’s Award for voluntary service. Over 80 guests including volunteers from the YLF’s Appropriate Adult Service attended the ceremony at Eastwell Manor, Ashford. The award was presented by The Viscount De L’Isle MBE, Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Kent, to YLF’s CEO, Stephen Gray and two of the longest serving volunteers, Janet Judges and Mike Lowrey.
Antony Tutt commented, “Magee Gammon have worked with YLF for number of years offering them accounting and business advice and support.
We would like to congratulate the Foundation on receiving The Queen’s Award and are proud to support such an exceptional group.”
The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work in their communities. YLF’s Appropriate Adult Service is one of just 6 Kent charities to receive the award, equivalent to a MBE, this year. Appropriate adults give over 10,000 volunteering hours per year, supporting children and vulnerable adults detained in Kent Police custody suites.