High Sheriff's Volunteer Centre Essex Award for 2014 - 2015
On 18 March 2015 our Chairman Stan Davies representing the Friends of the Flitch Way was awarded the High Sheriff's Volunteer Centre Essex Award for 2014 - 2015. The award was made by the High Sheriff and recognises voluntary organisations in Essex which provide a high standard of encouragement, support , training and supervision to their volunteers and we are extremely proud to have been chosen from the six short listed charities to receive this award. We were also given a donation of £1000 to be spent at the discretion of our trustees and in line with our charities' objectives.
After discussion with the committee members and volunteers we decided to use the funds for a number of projects including :
- Reprinting and updating the Friends of Flitch Way leaflet
- Giving the station platform a facelift – renovating and improving the overall look of the platform and station sign
- Buying work boots, gloves and polo shirts for volunteers
- Creating a handbook and badges for railway stewards
Wendy commented “We have displayed the award certificate and the shield in our railway carriage and visitors have praised us and commented that they feel we well deserved it which is very nice to hear.”