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EKC Group wins a brace of awards for volunteering

Staff and students from Sheppey College are celebrating after winning their category in the inaugural Kent Volunteers Awards.

The College were rewarded for their widespread community work across Sheppey, with the testimonial stating they were chosen for the work they have undertaken in collaboration with Swale Rail, volunteering their time to help spruce up local stations, as well as the many other projects they’ve delivered across their community.

Also winning an award at the prestigious event was Claire Grant, the Supported Internship Lead for EKC WorkHigher. She got the gold within the ‘Top Employer Assisted Volunteer’ category within the Ashford and Folkestone district. This award was in recognition of work Claire completed for KIOTA, an independent charity working for the rights, health and development of women and children in Tanzania.

Claire was given additional annual leave as part of the Group’s 'My Ten Days' scheme to undertake a sponsored volunteer role in the recycling team at Glastonbury festival, as well as organising a raffle and cake sale with the Folkestone College Supported Interns, all of which raised funds for this worthwhile cause.

Chief Executive Graham Razey said: “I’m really proud of both the Sheppey College team and Claire for winning these awards. Across our Group we’re passionate about delivering high quality social action that has a positive impact on the communities which we serve. It’s really wonderful to see both Sheppey College and Claire being recognised for the impact they’ve had in this way.”