Kyra awarded Duke of York’s Community Initiative
This week, Kyra Women’s Project was one of 55 voluntary groups from Yorkshire to be awarded The Duke of York’s Community Initiative. At the annual awards ceremony at Catterick Barracks, Prince Andrew formally recognised the work of all of 55 organisations in terms of supporting different communities of need in Yorkshire.
Each organisation, in advance, went through a thorough assessment, not only on the type and impact of the work they do, but also on how well they are managed. At the heart of HRH The Duke of York’s vision for his Community Initiative is his encouragement that voluntary projects within Yorkshire are owned and run by the community. To this end, receipt of the award is an endorsement that Kyra’s work in supporting women is embedded in York and owned by the community.
Kyra’s CEO, Yvonne Copley, who met Prince Andrew when receiving the award on Behalf of Kyra, said, ‘This is a wonderful award for Kyra to receive. We are delighted by the recognition, particularly because it recognises the critical role of our volunteers and the commitment of our members in making positive changes to their lives.’