Colehill & Wimborne Youth & Community Centre

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Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Volunteers from the charity Colehill & Wimborne Youth & Community Centre (The Reef) based in Colehill, have been recognised for their work by being presented with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, on Friday 2nd August 2019 by Angus Campbell Esq, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset, accompanied by Marilyn Porter MVO, Deputy Clerk to the Lieutenancy and the Lord-Lieutenant’s Cadet, Sergeant Major Lily Tointon.

David Torring, Chair of Trustees, proudly received the award from the Lord-Lieutenant. The special citation from Her Majesty the Queen reads ‘Providing a Community Centre, inspiring young people to be the best they can’.

Upon receiving the award, Mr Torring responded “We are very proud and privileged to receive this award. I wish to thank all of our volunteers who have made this award a reality. You have enabled us to build and run this lovely space which has become a successful community centre and vibrant youth club”.

The determination of the volunteer committee, headed by Mr Torring, ensured that funds for the building were raised over a 10-year period, enabling the ‘Reef Youth & Community Centre’ to open in September 2016.

Information on the centre can be found at www.reefcc.org

Photos courtesy of Tom Scrase