Congratulations to Nottingham-based domestic abuse, sexual violence and gender equality charity Equation for receiving The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
The QAVS is the highest award for voluntary groups and is the equivalent of the MBE. It is awarded to outstanding groups of volunteers whose level of initiative and impact are truly exceptional. The charity was nominated for the award by the 2020 High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire, Dame Elizabeth Fradd. Equation is the only organisation in Nottingham to have received the award this year (2021).
Carrie McNabb, Head of Service: Finance and Business Development at Equation said, "This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and we really couldn't be happier. Not only is it incredible to receive special recognition for our work thought the pandemic, but also such an honour for our volunteers without whom we couldn’t achieve as much to end domestic abuse in our community as we do with their help and support.
"We want to say a huge thank you to all our amazing volunteers for being right at the centre of our team here at Equation. And of course we wouldn’t be here without the support of Dame Elizabeth Fradd who supported us in post as 2020 High Sheriff and nominated us for this prestigious award.’
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