Doncaster sleep charity receives award

Doncaster-based The Sleep Charity, has scooped a top accolade – the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK.

The award-winning charity helps 30,000 families with sleep issues a year, as well as providing specialist support and accredited training for professionals and commercial organisations.

In order to do so, the charity relies on the support of volunteers.

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The Sleep Charity is one of 230 charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups to receive the award this year.

Vicki Dawson, charity chief executive, said: “This award is known as the MBE for the voluntary sector, so it is an honour.”