Excellence at Project Colt celebrated with multiple Awards

Project Colt were presented with the King’s Award for Voluntary Service by Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Ed Anderson CBE at a special event on 22nd April 2024 at their base in Elland. 

The café area at Project Colt was filled with people associated with the organisation, all of whom wanted to give their heartfelt congratulations. The King’s Awards for Voluntary Services (KAVS) is the highest award achievable for a voluntary organisation and is the equivalent of receiving an MBE.

The KAVS wasn’t the only award to grace the stage recognising the excellent work happening. Project Colt were the winners of the Breakthrough of the Year category at the Calderdale Community Spirit Awards 2023. It was important that all the Project Colt Volunteers were included in receiving this accolade and thanked for the part they played in achieving this. That’s why CEO of CFFC, Steve Duncan DL, presented the Award again and reiterated that it was the phenomenal work and impact they achieved that made the Judges deem them worthy winners. 

The Mayor and Mayoress of Calderdale, Ashley Evans and Rosie Tatchell, were also in attendance to officially present the KAVS flag which is now proudly flying high (see if you can spot it if you drive over Elland bridge).

Whilst Dignitaries, supporters, and donors were gathered, this was the perfect timing for the keys to be handed over for the brand-new Project Colt van, which CFFC helped to fund.

You can find more information on Project Colt on their website, here: Project Colt – Changing Lives for Good

See a highlights video and photos of the presentation day, below. Live music performed by the Colt Community Voices.

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