The volunteer team at well-respected local community interest company, Reach Out And Recover (ROAR), has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, and local MP, David Rutley, joined volunteers and staff for the presentation ceremony recently.
The award was presented by the Lord Lieutenant of Cheshire, Sir David Briggs KBE, in the presence of ROAR's volunteers, staff and service users. It was given in recognition of the life-changing work of ROAR's dedicated volunteering team in providing housing and transformational practical career support to those in and around Macclesfield who are experiencing addiction or other personal issues.
David has been a longstanding supporter of the important services provided by ROAR throughout his time as Macclesfield's MP, and has seen first-hand the real and positive impact that its services had have on the lives of many local residents. He was pleased to meet with many of the company’s local volunteers, as well as the original founder and volunteer Vicky Millward and all the original volunteers, Jill, Danny, Marc, Tony and Lesley, to thank them directly for the vital work they do in and around local communities.
Speaking after the ceremony, David said, "I have had the privilege of seeing for myself the steadfast enthusiasm and commitment shown by ROAR's dedicated volunteer team in supporting those with addiction or personal issues, to help them get their lives back on track. I hope that all the volunteers at ROAR are justly proud of this well-deserved award, and of the vital service that they continue to give in and around local communities."