The Snappy Trust are delighted to announce that they have been selected to receive the Duke of York’s Community Initiative Award in recognition of the dedication of our volunteers!
The Duke of York’s Community Initiative was founded in 1998 after HRH visited a York housing estate where inspiring residents had come together to resolve community problems. The Duke of York decided to found an initiative to recognise the important contribution made by voluntary organisations for their work across Yorkshire.
Anne Stamp, Service Manager said: “We are over the moon to have received this award! As a small charity, we rely heavily on the support of our volunteers, and they work hard to ensure that our schemes and projects are delivered to the very highest standard, benefiting over 300 children and young people across York. This award means a lot to us!”
HRH The Duke of York has said: “Some years ago I visited a housing estate in York, and saw what a real difference could be achieved by the community working together, identifying their own needs, and deciding for themselves the actions needed to find the answers to such needs. Today the Community Initiative which bears my name is a great success story throughout the whole of Yorkshire with over 400 first class community schemes having received my Award. They have been encouraged informally to act as mentors and examples of best practice to other communities, spreading far and wide the message that often the remedy for short comings can be generated at community level”
Members of Senior Snappy will attending the official awards ceremony on Wednesday 3rd April to accept the award.