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“WONDERFUL HONOUR” AND “THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT” AS NORFOLK CHARITY RECEIVES THE QUEEN’S AWARD FOR VOLUNTARY SERVICE

The BUILD Charity, has been nationally recognised by Her Majesty the Queen with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate the anniversary of The Queen's coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.

The award comes as the charity celebrates its 50th anniversary this year and recognises the enormous contribution made over those years by volunteers, and supporters.

Last year the charity completed around 9,000 individual engagements and is supported by a team of around 100 volunteers performing roles from governance and administration, through marketing and fundraising, as well as front line support leading and supporting the activity programme. Around 25% of the active volunteers are people with disabilities themselves, who are encouraged and supported to take on responsible and active roles within the organisation.

Responding to the announcement, Chief Executive, James Kearns, who has worked for the charity since 2004, said “This is a wonderful honour for the Charity in its 50th year and just the best birthday present to be shared by the hundreds of beneficiaries, volunteers and staff who have been associated with the charity throughout our history”.

Chair of the Board of Trustees, and a volunteer within the charity, Sophie Peek said “We volunteer because we know we can make a positive difference, by using our skills, energy and enthusiasm. The rewards are immeasurable and the benefits mutual”

Buy Your Bear

Get your limited edition “Victor” BUILD Bear to help celebrate our Golden Anniversary and raise funds to continue our work.  Details (here) or available from the BUILD Charity Office.

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FUSE Parties in Norwich and Kings Lynn - Update

Our very popular FUSE Party Nights in Norwich are back EVERY last Thursday of the Month at Mercy XS, on Prince of Wales Road in Norwich at a new time of 6.30pm to 9.00pm.

The entry price of £4 for people with disabilities, over the age of 18 and free entry for up to 2 careers will be retained for 2017, with payment on the door and no need to book. Proof of age may be required at entry and at the bar in line with the venue’s licence. (We are awaiting confirmation as to whether 16 and 17 year olds can be admitted as at previous events).

Staff from the BUILD Charity will normally be on site at each event to liaise between Venue staff and customers, but do not provide supervision or personal care. The venue, as previously, retains the right to refuse admission, ask customers behaving inappropriately to leave, and take responsibility for safety and security.

Updates are posted on BUILD Charity’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theBUILDcharity/

FUSE PARTIES AT KINGS LYNN

FUSE PARTIES ARE COMING BACK TO KINGS LYNN
- Our famous Fuse Parties, clubbing and entertainment for people with disabilities, make a long awaited return to Kings Lynn from Thursday 13th July at Dr Thirsty's in Norfolk Street. Doors open from 6.30pm until 9pm. £4 entry with up to 2 carers/supporters gaining free entry. Minimum age 16 but proof of age will be required.

Updates are posted on BUILD Charity’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/theBUILDcharity/

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The BUILD Charity employs six members of staff and is supported by over 100 volunteers involved in a variety of roles ranging from supporting people with disabilities in a weekly social club, sports or learning setting through to back office functions.
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