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October 2018

Compaid awarded REVAMP Quality Mark

Kent based disability charity Compaid has today been awarded the REVAMP Quality Mark, which recognises excellence in the use and management of volunteers.

The charity, which provides digital skills training and accessible transport for disabled people across Kent, has more than 40 volunteers who help out each week, either supporting adult learners at its Training Centre in Paddock Wood, or driving one of its accessible minibuses in the local area.

The REVAMP award was presented by Alex Krutnik, who administers the Quality Mark at local infrastructure consortium Stronger Kent Communities. Mr Krutnik praised the content of Compaid’s award application, reflecting the importance that the charity places on volunteers. Compaid’s recent Social Impact Report found that volunteers gave more over 9,500 hours last year, at a value of over £75,000.

Stephen Elsden, Chief Executive at Compaid said: “This award is a credit to our fantastic volunteers who give up their time every week to help disabled and other vulnerable people overcome their social, digital and economic exclusion. It is also testament to our committed staff who work so hard to recruit new volunteers and ensure that everyone has a positive and rewarding experience at Compaid.”

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