Children’s Trust employee awarded MBE in Queen’s Birthday Honours
The Independent Visitor Scheme Co-Ordinator of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is being awarded an MBE for her services to children in local authority care.
Sue Wakefield is being recognised for her outstanding contribution to children in care over her 26 year career. Sue has an extraordinary impact on the quality of services provided for our children within the borough. She is well known for supporting and recruiting 38 volunteers who get involved with the youngsters. Sue also leads by example helping to develop opportunities for these children through youth clubs and Christmas talent shows.
Speaking about her award Sue humbly said: “I thought it may be something to tell me I was getting some tax back. I told my husband to open it, and he said ‘I don’t believe it’. He said ‘you’ve got an MBE.
“It’s surreal but it has come at a lovely time for my 60th birthday in August.
“None of this would have been have even possible if it wasn’t for the children and volunteers.”
Paul Moffat, Chief Executive of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust said: “I was so delighted to hear that Sue has been awarded this well-deserved honour.
She embodies everything that the Trust represents. She is a strong, compassionate and effective member of our team who has created a culture where all are truly involved. Sue is an absolute credit to our organisation.”
Sue has celebrated her award by holding a tea party for the elderly, followed by a quiz with some of the youngsters and volunteers she supports.
“I was impressed with how well she shared information and discussed the complex concerns. She has supported the young person well to have a voice which was definitely heard today.”