Volunteer Award for Karen

We are truly indebted to our volunteers without which Barrow Farm RDA would not exist.  We are very proud that one of our volunteers, Karen Lehner, received a Commendation at Chelmsford Community Voluntary Services’ Awards for Voluntary Service.  The Mayor of Chelmsford presented Awards and Commendations for Outstanding Voluntary Contribution to local people at a ceremony held in the Mayor’s Parlour on 10 May 2024.  The Mayor, Cllr Linda Mascot, explained that Commendations aren’t presented every year but that in appreciation and recognition of an exceptional contribution made to volunteering it was awarded to Karen for her work with Barrow Farm RDA.  Karen has volunteered for nearly 20 years and as well as volunteering with rides and carriage driving, has organised events, given talks, lead the fundraising subgroup and was paramount in our successful application for National Lottery Community Funding.

A woman wearing a mayors chain presenting a framed certificate to Karen in her Barrow Farm top.