Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.
The Enterprise Club for the Disabled in Coventry has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The charity, which is based in Avon Street, Stoke, offers a wide range of leisure timeactivities to disabled people in the city and recently launched a fundraising appeal as part of its 80th anniversary.
It was founded in 1938 and its aim is to improve the quality of life of disabled people in thecity and needs £100,000 a year to operate as it receives no public funding. This includes the running of accessible buses for its 150 members and putting on a wide range of activities such as handicraft, sport and social clubs. All of the hard work and dedication has been publicly recognised with this important honour.
Clive Benfield, the president of the Enterprise Club for the Disabled, said: “We are absolutely thrilled and delighted to have been given this most prestigious of awards in the
year of our 80th anniversary.
“It is a testament to all the volunteers and supporters – past and present – who give somuch to the club’s members in order for them to have a much better quality of life by
providing sporting and social activities that promote inclusion and reduce isolation. “It is a never-ending push to raise money and enhance our profile in order to attract more
volunteers and supporters and, with a very small team, we continue to ensure that the club offers a range of activities for our members.
“We hope that, by winning this award, it will shine an even brighter light on the work we do and the people we support, and will boost our fundraising efforts during our 80 th anniversary