The Include Choir’s exceptional service has struck such a chord with the community that its supporters nominated it for a Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) – the equivalent of an MBE for charities.
The High Sheriff is pictured with members of the Include Project, the charity behind the Include Choir, at an event which the Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey hosted at Loseley Park celebrating the QAVS nominations.
Dr Llewelyn learned that the charity brings together people from different professions and walks of life with and without difficulties communicating.
The Include Choir is a fun way of unlocking people’s potential through social inclusion. During the pandemic, the choir moved to Zoom, which proved a huge success, and they now do hybrid sessions.
Dr Llewelyn said: “The Include Project is a fabulous organisation that welcomes all-comers, with or without communication needs. It is a great candidate for QAVS and I wish them every success.”