Photo by Tammy Leach Photography
Herts Welcomes Syrian Families was thrilled to win runner-up in the Social Justice category at the 23rd Annual High Sheriff Awards. Will Hobhouse, High Sheriff of Hertfordshire, presented the awards at Micklefield Hall, to honour volunteering around the county.
One of the aims of High Sheriffs in England and Wales is to encourage social cohesion through the work of voluntary agencies. The financial awards come entirely from the High Sheriff's own pocket, and not from the public purse.
Irene Austin, chair of HWSF, commented: "We are so honoured to have been recognised by the High Sheriff and wish to thank everyone whose hard work has made this possible. We will be consulting with the families about how best to make use of the money."