Queen’s Award handed to homeless charity Shiloh

By Michael Upton | 10/10/2018

Queen’s Award handed to homeless charity Shiloh
HM Lord Lieutenant for South Yorkshire Andrew Coombes handed over the award to voluntary chairwoman Judy Dalton and former voluntary chairman John McDonell

A CHARITY’S 25 years of dedicated service to helping the homeless has been honoured with an award from the Queen.

The Lord-Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, Andrew Coombes presented trustees of Shiloh Rotherham with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in a ceremony at St Bede’s Church, Masbrough, last Thursday.

Shiloh was based for more than 20 years at Westgate in the town centre but earlier this year opened its new, larger HQ in Station Road, Masbrough, where homeless people can get a hot meal and access other services including laundry, housing advice, healthcare, training and mentoring.

The charity has more than 50 volunteers.

Project manager Steve Wylie said: “This award rightly recognises the achievements of our volunteers. 

“We wouldn’t be able to open our doors without them, but this award is also for all those who have supported Shiloh over the years; you enable us to do what we do and we thank you."

Shiloh’s voluntary chair of trustees, Judy Dalton, said she was delighted with the prestigious award.

“We are very proud of all that we do here at Shiloh,” she added.

“It is amazing that we have such a dedicated team of people who give up their time to help those who are less fortunate than themselves.”

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