HRH Duke of York Community Initiative Award!

We’ve won an HRH Duke of York Community Initiative Award!

12 months ago we won funding from Efficiency North for delivering a high level of social value within the Doncaster community. This ensured a place for The Cascade Foundation on the Duke’s awards shortlist.

Jackie receiving the award from HRH The Duke of York

Jackie receiving the award from HRH The Duke of York

Explains Jackie Hewitt-Main OBE, founder and CEO of The Cascade Foundation: “As a result of the shortlisting, two judges from the HRH Duke of York’s Community Initiative visited the Cascade Health & Learning Hub here in Marshgate at Christmas to carry out an assessment.

“They met several of our learners, stakeholders and trustees and experienced, first hand, how our learners are learning to read, write and gain an understanding of their disabilities such as dyslexia or dyspraxia. All of their hard work is leading them to gain qualifications find jobs or become directly involved in one of our Cascade charity businesses, something that the judges were particularly interested in.”

Jackie, Julieann and Ian chat with HRH The Duke of York

Jackie, Julieann and Ian chat with HRH The Duke of York

Jackie and two of her learners, Ian and Julieann, attended the HRH Duke of York’s Community Initiative Awards presentation at Sheffield Cathedral and got the chance to chat with the Duke about the valuable work they are doing in Doncaster.

Smiles all round at The Duke of York Community Initiative Awards

Smiles all round at The Duke of York Community Initiative Awards

Concludes Jackie: “It was a fantastic afternoon – I am so proud of all of our learners and what they have achieved over the last few months, this award is for them!”