Today we are featuring the Finalists in the Woman Who Achieves for a Charity Category sponsored by Alsters Kelley Solicitors.

Congratulations Cheryll Rawbone of The Friendship Project, Finalist in the Woman Who Achieves for a Charity Category Sponsored by Alsters Kelley Solicitors

Friendship Project established in 1986 for children is a local Coventry & Warwickshire befriending charity for disadvantaged children age 6 -16, referred by either local schools or children’s services. Our volunteers (Older Friends) provide approx 3 hours a week, for an average period of 2.5/3 years, of 121 attention with the child (Younger Friend) helping them to improve their confidence, self esteem and at the same time have some fun. The charity has helped over 1,000 local children. We are currently supporting 70 children and have a similar number on their waiting list. Funds and additional volunteers are greatly needed please.

I have been involved with Friendship Project in 1986, at start up, initially as Hon Secretary for 25 years, then Vice-chairman and then chairman. (Cheryll Rawbone, The Friendship Project)

Catherine Wahlberg, Operations and Finance Member at Alsters Kelley said:

We are delighted to be sponsoring and being part of the Woman Who Achieves Awards for a third year. The Awards last year were brilliant and the standard of entries was incredible, an indication of what a strong and vibrant region we work in.

We are particularly thrilled to be sponsoring two Awards this year; Woman Who Achieves for Charity and Woman Who Achieves for a Social Enterprise. As a local business we try and support a range of local charities and all the people we come across who work for these organisations are all incredible and deserve so much recognition”

Congratulations Cheryll, we look forward to seeing you at the Awards Lunch.You can see all the Finalists here

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