Children’s Trust employee receives MBE from the Queen

The organiser of a scheme designed to support children in care has received an MBE in recognition of her work that has spanned more than quarter of a century.

Independent Visitor Scheme Coordinator at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Sue Wakefield, was named as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours list for her fantastic work over a 26 year career.

She travelled to Windsor Castle last week where she was presented with the award by the Queen herself.

Sue was recognised for her outstanding dedication to children and young people over her lengthy career. Having an extraordinary impact on the children and young people at Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, she is well known for her role supporting and recruiting volunteers who get involved with the youngsters by providing activities for them as well as a listening ear. Sue also runs youth clubs for the Trust and organises Christmas talent shows.

Speaking about the ceremony, Sue said: “I am absolutely thrilled to be recognised. It was a fantastic day and surreal to be honoured with such an achievement. It is great to work for Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, where I’ve been able to support and work with such wonderful children, young people and volunteers”

Alan Adams, Interim Chief Executive of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust commented: “Congratulations to Sue on this brilliant recognition. Sue has done a wonderful job supporting our children and young people and it is great to see her be commended for this.”

No stranger to dedication, Sue continues her work for the Trust, and has much more lined up for the youngsters and volunteers she supports.

“Doing the Think Forward course has changed my point of view of getting into trouble with the police and it’s not funny; it’s a bad move.”

Young person (aged 14)

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