A special event to honour the accomplishments of one of Herefordshire’s leading family centres took place recently.
The HOPE Family Centre, based in Bromyard, organises the annual event to celebrate the achievements of learners, volunteers and staff at the Centre.
Learners, including Karen Sheldon, Rachel Parry, Lisa Styles, Kelly Hammond and Pam Norris, were on hand to receive certificates for Parents with Prospects, Caring for Children and English Level 2. Volunteers also received certificates of achievement for their commitment and passion as part of the Hope team and the services offered. Thanks went to Paul Baker, Laurence Haddock and Fiona Legge for their support with the ICT classes, the redesign of the internal courtyard and Friends of Hope, respectively. The Centre’s Early Years and Family Support teams are also well supported by volunteers.
Staff awards included Charlotte Wynter and Kayley Seymour who both achieved foundation degrees in Childhood Studies and Early Years, respectively, and Jo Hyde, Level 2 Childhood studies.
A special award was presented to Anna Beddows, Administrative Team Leader, who was integral in the Centre gaining one of the UK’s top quality management standards, ISO 9001, a standard which is based on a number of quality management principles including a strong customer focus and a motivated management team.
In total, more than 30 staff and volunteers were awarded achievement certificates in Conflict Resolution training from Wye Valley Mediation.
Staff, volunteers, learners, trustees and friends of the Centre were welcomed by its Patron, Sir Andrew MacFarlane and Chief Executive Sarah Eardley, who charted the successes of the Centre over the last 12 months which included receiving sustainability funding from the Cabinet office for its valuable work and being awarded Enhanced Accreditation for its Child Contact Centre by The National Association of Child Contact Centres and the continued commissioning of the charity as the Bromyard Children’s Centre.
The awards and certificates presented were in acknowledgement of the professional and personal achievements that help the charity to uphold excellent service to the community in Herefordshire. Bill Jackson, High Sheriff, and Susana McFarlane, DL and several trustees also lent their support on the night.
The HOPE Family Centre has provided services for Herefordshire and Worcestershire residents since 1999.
Sarah Eardley, Chief Executive Officer of The HOPE Family Centre said: “Our annual awards event is an evening of great celebration as we honour and value the hard work, dedication and professionalism of all those involved in our charity. Our aim is to both offer and provide services of the highest quality and we are thoroughly proud of all our award winners. Well done to them all!”