King's Award for Voluntary Service
We are so excited and honoured to receive The King’s Award for Voluntary Service!
The King’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by local volunteer groups to benefit their communities. This is the highest award a local voluntary group can receive in the UK and is equivalent to an MBE.
We’d love to say a huge thank you to our wonderful volunteers who continue to help us provide a unique and welcoming place in Lancaster & Morecambe for anyone affected by a neurological condition.
Sharon Jackson, Neuro DropIn Founder and Trustee, says: "I never imagined when I founded Neuro DropIn back in 2011 that I would one day be proudly and gratefully accepting such a prestigious award on behalf of every single person who has ever gifted their time, energy, skills to the charity."
"My own diagnosis with a neurological condition in 2001 left me floundering, and I wanted to make navigating through diagnosis and living with change less scary for other people. A big task that’s impossible without the support from our volunteers. A KAVS is the highest award for volunteering that can be bestowed in the UK. It's amazing to receive this honour and I am so very proud of Team Neuro DropIn."
Neuro DropIn is a place for you and your family to meet with others that may have the same or similar conditions, whether you are newly diagnosed or have lived with a condition for a long time. Come and enjoy our lovely pop up café, tasty sweet treats and a range of groups and classes with our friendly community.