Marsh Award for Outstanding Contribution to Equality and Diversity

This Award recognises an individual or group who has done the most to recognise and celebrate equality and diversity within their local community or nationally.

The 2013 winner is Duke of Edinburgh Volunteer Expedition Team

Barnardo’s Dudley Community Routes is a service which works with young people with disabilities, enabling, supporting and encouraging them to participate in recognised Award based groups, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award. A small team of four volunteers known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award Volunteer Expedition Team provide vital assistance to young people with disabilities taking part in Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions.

David, Charles, Liam and Oran, pictured above volunteer on a regular basis. Without their expert knowledge and the time which they commit to volunteering, the service would be unable to run these expeditions. The team has demonstrated exceptional commitment, volunteering in excess of 160 hours every time a group is taken on an expedition, which amounts to approximately 40 hours each. They are valuable members who work tirelessly over the weekends, often with very early starts and extremely late finishes. The four volunteers are an inspiration to the young people they work with and an essential part of the support service.


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Previous Winners:

2011 Nargis Gulzar

2010 Majorie Holt