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Frances receives her MBE at Windsor Castle

Frances receives her MBE at Windsor Castle

The HADCA team is very proud and delighted this week as Frances Elliot, our CEO, received her MBE award at Windsor Castle. 

It was awarded in the 2021 Queen’s birthday honours for services to the community during the pandemic.

It’s fantastic that the work of our Harrogate district voluntary and community sector during the pandemic has been recognised.  Frances accepted the award on behalf of all the local charities and volunteers who contributed so much to our community, and continue to do so every day. 

They were part of a fantastic local community response, helping people in need of practical and emotional support, responding with such care, kindness and creativity to keep people fed, safe, well and connected during the pandemic.

Frances said:

"I’m proud to have been awarded an MBE at Windsor, in recognition of what we have collectively achieved during the pandemic.  I feel so lucky to lead a caring and resourceful staff team at HADCA and HELP. None of it would be possible without our kind and committed volunteers."

 “It was good to have the opportunity to be able to tell Princess Anne about the crucial role our volunteers and staff have played in supporting our community here in Harrogate and Ripon."
We are proud to have Frances as our CEO and to be part of such a vibrant local voluntary sector, making such a positive difference to so many. 

17 February 2022