Crime victim volunteers get awards from Princess Royal
TWO women from East London who volunteer to help victims of crime have been presented with awards by Princess Anne. They were among 25 winners at Victim Support’s national awards recognised for their commitment
TWO women from East London who volunteer to help victims of crime have been presented with awards by Princess Anne.
Gloria Sherman from Chingford and Hilary Wood from Hornchurch were among 25 winners at Victim Support's second national awards held yesterday (Wednesday) who have been recognised for their commitment to help people cope in the aftermath of crime.
The charity's chairman, Sarah Phillips, said afterwards: "Gloria and Hilary have contributed so much to helping crime victims get their lives back on track.
"Volunteers liken them are crucial to our work with victims and witnesses, giving up their time for our charity."
You may also want to watch:
The awards ceremony was compared by TV's Strictly Come Dancing star Rav Wilding, who presents Crimewatch, which were followed by a reception where the Princess Royal, who is Victim Support's president, met the winners and finalists.
The Victim Support organisation helps one-and-a-half million people every year with its trained staff and volunteers offering confidential support and practical help to anyone affected by crime, whether or not reported to police.
- 1 Tower Hamlets stages Covid jab festival
- 2 Tyrese Omotoye impresses on O's trial as Ouss Cisse looks set to depart
- 3 Guilty: Who was jailed across east London in July?
- 4 Midfielder Ouss Cisse confirms Leyton Orient departure
- 5 From Shoreditch to Las Vegas: New bingo hall for Hackney
- 6 Campaigners oppose plans to change voting system for Tower Hamlets mayor
- 7 Tube strike suspended to allow for further talks
- 8 Vigil for June Harvey one year on from Bow crane tragedy
- 9 'Vexatious charges': MP turns on accusers after acquittal in fraud trial
- 10 Leyton Orient boss Kenny Jackett pleased with pre-season preparations