Award winners!

05 July 2018

A local Community Interest Company has been given the royal seal of approval by been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Services.

Justice Prince CIC, who won the award, was set up in 2007 by two sisters; Karen Clark and Julie Cruddas.

After following their separate career paths the sisters came together in 2007 to set up Justice Prince in the heart of the neighbourhood in which they grew up; Longbenton estate, North Tyneside.

Karen said: “We’re really passionate about our work; strong social values underpin what we do and most importantly why we do it. We firmly believe in the fight for social justice and this is what keeps us going when things get tough.

“We are so proud of the hard work of all our staff and volunteers, and to be recognised in this way is fantastic.”

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service is the highest prize given to volunteer groups across the UK and recognises exceptional service of charities within their communities

Julie said: “Developing Justice Prince CIC hasn’t been an easy journey – it has required real determination and resilience but nothing worthwhile is ever easy.

“We feel so proud and very humbled to receive this award. It is a true testament to all our hard working volunteers who make a positive contribution to their community.”

Justice Prince has a strong reputation for innovation and integrity, remaining true to its social values and firm in the fight for social justice for all.

Justice Prince supports residents involved with the Local Conversation in Longbenton, to identify common concerns, strengths and opportunities in the neighbourhood.

Local people are at the heart of the project in Longbenton, North Tyneside; they are actively involved in decision-making roles at every level including project design, delivery and management.

The project is funded by People’s Health Trust and supports local communities to take greater control over what happens in their neighbourhood.

A record 250 voluntary groups from across the UK have received a Queen's Award for Voluntary Service for their work in their communities.

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