Award In Memory Of Volunteer Champion

The Chris Frost award will be a lasting legacy

Merton volunteer champion Chris Frost is to have a national award named in her honour.

Colliers Wood resident Chris, who unexpectedly died the day after last year's National Compact Awards, was a leading light in the volunteer sector and posthumously named in the Queen's honours list.

Compact Voice has announced that the award formally known as the Compact Chair's award will be re-named the Chris Frost award. It was won by the Merton Partnership last year and was collected by Chris.

As Chief Executive of Merton Voluntary Service Council and a Compact Voice board member, Chris was recognised for her work nationally, winning several Compact awards including the highest honour, the Compact Leadership Award in 2012.

The Compact is an agreement between the government and the voluntary and community sector which outlines a way of working that improves their relationship for mutual advantage.

Council leader Stephen Alambritis said: "Chris was an inspiration to everyone who met her. It is very fitting that Compact Voice recognises the incredible contribution Chris made to partnership working and the voluntary and community sector, by letting her legacy live on through the Chris Frost award."

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June 30, 2014

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