Boatshed charity wins special Lincs CVS award

Lincolnshire Community Voluntary Service CVS) awards.'The Boatshed Charity in Mablethorpe won an award which recognises all round commitment to health and wellbeing - awarded to them due to making an significant difference to people's quality of life. Also known as the Jane Rose Award. Pictured is chairman of The Boatshed Charity, Tony Howard. EMN-150202-111359001
Lincolnshire Community Voluntary Service CVS) awards.'The Boatshed Charity in Mablethorpe won an award which recognises all round commitment to health and wellbeing - awarded to them due to making an significant difference to people's quality of life. Also known as the Jane Rose Award. Pictured is chairman of The Boatshed Charity, Tony Howard. EMN-150202-111359001

The Boatshed Charity has won a Commitment to Health and Wellbeing Award at the Lincolnshire Community Voluntary Service presentation.

The Boatshed Charity in based in Mablethorpe fought off stiff competition to come out with the award which recognises all round commitment to health and wellbeing – awarded to them due to making a significant difference to people’s quality of life. Also known as the Jane Rose Award.

The awards ceremony held at the Blackfriars Theatre and Arts Centre in Boston on Friday was set up to acknowledge the vast amount and array of work done by the charities, organisations and individuals it works to support.

Nominations for the awards came from LCVS teams in the four boroughs and districts where they are based.

Awards were given in nine categories including small charity, big achiever, trustee of the year and bringing communities together.

In addition there was acknowledgement of more than 100 people who have completed free training with LCVS in the past year.

Chairman of the Boatshed Management Committee, Tony Howard said: “I’m speechless, absolutely gobsmacked.

“This is brilliant.

“We are in a very deprived area - in the summertime it’s bustling, but behind that there’s a lot of issues.

“We do get a lot of people living in not the best accommodation - and those affected by the bedroom tax.

“So what the team offers at the Boatshed really makes a difference.

“At the drop-in we can 
offer people support with a range of issues all in the one place.”