We are delighted to share the news of one of our volunteers has received a British Empire Medal in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2019. Karen Macaulay of Sabden, Lancashire received the award for her commitment to Lancashire Constabulary Volunteering – Restorative Justice and Cyber Crime prevention.

Karen was nominated by her boss at work having heard all about the volunteering she was doing for Lancashire Constabulary and how she took what she learned into her workplace.  In her day job Karen works for Department for Work and Pensions.

Lancashire Volunteer Partnership Manager Ian Sewart said ‘We are extremely proud of Karen and the commitment she gives to solving problems and preventing crime.  It is fitting that this should come at the end of National Volunteers Week where we get opportunity to publicly thank all of our volunteers for the impact they make in  keeping Lancashire a safe and caring place to live.  If you are inspired by what Karen has achieved please look at all our opportunities to make a difference by visiting our website www.lancsvp.org.uk

Lancashire Constabulary Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods said ‘Firstly a very big thank you to Karen, we value your commitment to the people of Lancashire and the Constabulary.  Never underestimate the impact that you and our other volunteers make in keeping Lancashire safe.  I know that what you have done has prevented people becoming victims of fraud and cyber-crime and in your Restorative Justice role has allowed people to move on from their problems and seek resolution.  On behalf of the Constabulary I say thank you and that we are exceptionally pleased that all the good you do has been recognised in this tremendous way.’