I feel so privileged to be part of a team that has been recognised with the
Celebrating Forces Families-Military Family Charity of the Year Award.
We are also very proud that the dedication and commitment of one of our
volunteers, Sharon Deans, was also recognised with the Volunteer of the Year
Award on the evening. – I think this is known as a double whammy!
This week a senior director from a very established charity congratulated
me and asked what our secret was, how were we becoming the charity on
everyone’s radar? I said it’s because we have built a community consisting of
our Members, Volunteers, Staff and Trustees. Our community has a shared
culture of mutual caring, understanding, and a passion for what we do.
It is truly electrifying!
Our Volunteers, Staff and Trustees bring with them a staggering diversity of
skills, knowledge, experience, and expertise. However, our biggest asset is our
amazing Members. Every single day we are blown away by how our Members
genuinely care, support and guide each other through the most difficult
times. Everything we do is guided by them and the example of genuine care
and support they set. I have never known a community like it – people looking
out for each other, checking in on each other when they know someone is
particularly struggling, and just being there for each other.
So, thank you to everyone that helps to make The Ripple Pond such an
incredible community and for your part in securing our award of Military
Family Charity of the Year.
Rodger Cartwright – CEO