Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are honoured to announce that in the 50th year since our registration as a Charity, we are a recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to mark the occasion of her Golden Jubilee, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is acknowledged as being the MBE for volunteer groups. SAA will receive the award from the Lord Lieutenant of Greater Manchester later this year.

Chair of Trustees, Janet Tate-Smith said “receiving this high profile and prestigious award reinforces our reputation and the need for our services within the local community. It will hopefully encourage more people with a passion for animals and animal welfare to give up their time and skills in tackling the ever increasing abandonment of pets and enabling those animals who come into our care to find their forever loving home.

It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of all of our volunteers in providing high quality animal care both on site and within a foster care environment. It also highlights the tremendous work undertaken in raising much needed funds to ensure our continuing success and is a tribute to the volunteer Trustee board who endorse the objectives of the charity whilst being mindful of the importance of public confidence, status and trust in the charities performance in obtaining its objectives”.