Award for project that gave Shoah survivors a ‘voice’

A TEAM of volunteers for The Fed’s My Voice project has been honoured with The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

It is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and equivalent to an MBE.

The standalone project — run by the charity’s volunteer services department — supports Holocaust survivors and refugees in recounting their whole life stories.

The published hardback books provide priceless legacies for their families and future generations, and offering valuable first-hand accounts for Holocaust education.

Volunteer services manager Juliette Pearce said: “This accolade is for the 50-plus dedicated volunteers involved in the project, who undertake a variety of roles to enable these stories to be told.

“They befriend our storytellers over many months recording conversations which are then transcribed and go through a meticulous editing and proof-reading process, before being individually designed and illustrated with photos.”

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