Lord Caledon visits Darkley - volunteers recognised

Lord Caledon visits Darkley - volunteers recognised

Lord Caledon visits Darkley

Friday 24th October saw the many volunteers of Crossfire Trust receive official recognition. In June of this year, Crossfire Trust were awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

The official presentation of the award took place at Darkley House, when Lord Caledon the Queen’s Lord-Lieutenant of County Armagh visited Crossfire Trust on Friday 24th October.

Many of Crossfire Trust’s volunteers, both young and old crowded into one of the lounges at Darkley House to see and hear Lord Caledon make the presentation of the certificate signed by the Queen and the commemorative piece of crystal, which will be displayed at Darkley House.

Lord Caledon

(l-r) Justin Bothwell, Ian Bothwell, Lord Caledon & Jean Irvine

The certificate was presented to Justin Bothwell as representative of the many young people that have volunteered at Darkley House. The commemorative crystal was presented to Jean Irvine, one of the Trustees of Crossfire Trust and an active volunteer.

Ian Bothwell

Ian Bothwell said, “We are very honoured to receive this award. The Trust would not exist without the hard work and dedication of all our volunteers and this award is testament to their hard work.”

Individual volunteers where also recognised for their work with young people and a number of certificates presented by Seamus Donnelly, co-ordinator from Armagh and Dungannon Volunteer Centre.

Lord Caledon

(l-r) Paul Andrews (volunteer) & Seamus Donnelly (Armagh & Dungannon Volunteer Centre)