Tunbridge Wells based Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service and Canterbury based Prince of Wales Youth Club awarded Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Kent Community Foundation is delighted that two charities it supports have been awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.

Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Service (DAVSS) and Prince of Wales Youth Club have both received this prestigious award the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK to recognise exceptional service within their communities.

About Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services

Based in Tunbridge Wells Domestic Abuse Volunteer Support Services (DAVSS) provide vital support services for men and women experiencing domestic abuse, though a highly innovative and cost-effective volunteering model involving the community in meeting its own needs.

DAVSS aims to break the cycle of abuse and enable survivors to take control of their lives again improving life opportunities for them and their children who are often traumatised by their experiences.

www.davss.org.uk

About Prince of Wales Youth Club

The Prince of Wales Youth Club has existed since 1935 to fight against the exclusion of disadvantaged young people from the structured and disciplined challenges and pleasures that prepare any child for a full productive and happy life. Their aim is to help young people gain new skills to combat issues they face in their ever-changing lives. They provide, youth clubs, dance and drama, sports activities including Judo, Boxing, Taekwondo and children's counselling,

www.princeofwalesyouthclub.co.uk

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