Kairos Community Trust has been named Charity of the Year by Community Southwark at this year’s Southwark Stars awards. This annual event celebrates those who take the time to volunteer to support others, so making Southwark a better place.
Last Friday evening, Councillor Rebecca Lury, deputy leader of Southwark Council and Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Equalities and Communities, presented director Mossie Lyons with the award at a ceremony at Tate Modern’s Exchange space.
“To receive the award in 2018 was a Kairos moment – a good-timing moment,” said Mossie Lyons. “This is the year when the charity celebrates 20 and 21 years of service in the borough by our Linden Grove detox hostel and Bethwin Road residential rehab respectively. I felt proud and honoured that Kairos should be recognised and held in such high esteem in this culturally diverse borough, where 1,200 charities contribute to a rich quality of life and an immense range in representation of so many groups.”
• Community Southwark is the umbrella body for the voluntary and community sector, volunteers and social action in Southwark. It offers a broad range of training and services for volunteers and would-be volunteers.
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