One of Caring Together’s team of volunteers, Rylan Ray, who was a young carer and now contributed to Caring Together as a volunteer, has received personal congratulations from Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire, Mrs Julie Spence OBE QPM DL in recognition of his years of dedicated charity work.
In the card she wrote, “As Her Majesty The Queen’s representative, I would like to thank you for the wonderful contribution you have made to the county during these extraordinary and challenging times. Thank you for providing sound advice and importantly, much needed laughter.”
Rylan said: “I was extremely humbled to receive a personalised note from the Lord Lieutenant for Cambridgeshire. I started my volunteering roles to give back to organisations that have supported me at various stages of my life and to be able to give that same support to other people. To receive recognition like this for things I love doing is incredible and I would like to say a big thank you to Caring Together for putting me forward to receive this note.”
Annie Gault, our HR and Volunteer coordinator, said: “Rylan is always willing to get involved and is an asset to every meeting, project, or training session he attends, using his skills and expertise to suggest ideas or improvements to projects. He is a great support to other volunteers, something which has been especially evident since lockdown in March. The recognition from the Lord Lieutenant is well deserved to express our thanks for his tireless dedication to supporting carers.”
Rylan is also involved with the Army Cadets as a Sergeant Instructor with 1 Company Fletton detachment.