Dedicated Doncaster Children’s Services Trust employee Sue honoured with MBE

A dedicated Doncaster Children’s Services worker has been rewarded with an MBE for her outstanding contribution to youngsters in care during her 26 year career.

Thursday, 20th June 2019, 3:10 pm
Sue Wakefield, pictured, has been awarded an MBE for her services to Children in Care in Doncaster

The Independent Visitor Scheme Co-Ordinator of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Sue Wakefield described the momentr she found out she had been honoured with an MBE as “surreal”.

Sue has an extraordinary impact on the quality of services provided for our children within the borough. She is well known for supporting and recruiting 38 volunteers who get involved with the youngsters. Sue also leads by example helping to develop opportunities for these children through youth clubs and Christmas talent shows.

Speaking about her award Sue said: “I thought it may be something to tell me I was getting some tax back or something. I told my husband to open it, and he said ‘I don’t believe it’. He said ‘you’ve got an MBE.

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“It’s surreal but it has come at a lovely time for my 60th birthday in August.

“None of this would have been have even possible if it wasn’t for the children and volunteers that have made this possible.”

Chief executive of Doncaster Children’s Services Trust, Paul Moffat, said: “I was so delighted to hear that Sue has been awarded this well-deserved honour.

“She embodies everything that the Trust represents. She is a strong, compassionate and effective member of our team who has created a culture where all are truly involved. Sue is an absolute credit to our organisation.”

Sue has celebrated her award by holding a tea party for the elderly, followed by a quiz with some of the youngsters and volunteers she supports.