THE CARE AND DEDICATION FOR CADETS PAYS OFF

SUSSEX ARMY CADET FORCE IS AWARDED THE QUEENS AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE

1 July 2020

On the 2nd June 2020 Sussex Army Cadet Force (ACF) was given

the distinction of being awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary

Service (QAVS). The QAVS is the highest award given to local volunteer

groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work

done in their own communities by their volunteers. It was created in

2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation and is

viewed akin to an MBE for Voluntary Groups. The award is earned by

continuously undertaking outstanding voluntary work that

provides social, economic and environmental services for local

communities whilst also recognising the organisations standing within

those communities. Sussex ACF has 820 cadets and 194 adult volunteers

at 25 locations across Sussex. The Commandant, Colonel

David Steele stated, “This is a wonderful acknowledgement of the hard

work, commitment, professionalism and dedication of the adult

volunteers, of Sussex ACF, by providing unique life-skills training and

challenging activities for young people throughout Sussex”.

The award will be presented to Sussex ACF by the Lord Lieutenant of

West Sussex, Mrs Susan Pyper on behalf of Her Majesty later in the

Autumn this year. Sussex ACF, with its motto ‘To Inspire to Achieve’, is

always seeking new adult volunteers to continue

its success, if you’re keen to know more look Sussex ACF up at https://armycadets.com/county/sussex-acf/

or e-mail on sussexrecruitment@rfca.org.uk.