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ROC founder receives OBE from Prince Charles

Debra Green, the founder and National Director of the Manchester based charity Redeeming Our Communities (ROC), was awarded the honour for her service to communities ...

Debra Green, the founder and National Director of the Manchester based charity Redeeming Our Communities (ROC), was this week presented with an OBE by Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace.

Mrs Green, a mother of four, was awarded the honour for her service to communities in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in June.

Debra said: “This honour is a reflection of the great work being carried out across the UK through ROC projects and their amazing volunteers who are making a positive difference to their communities. 

“This official recognition of our work is extremely encouraging and will act as a spur to step up our efforts to see many more examples of community transformation across the whole of the UK.”

Founded in 2004, the national charity has over 50 projects throughout the UK. The charity’s main aim is to bring about community transformation and brings together community groups, churches, the police, the fire service, local authorities and voluntary agencies to encourage them to work together in positive partnerships.

As a result, statutory agencies have improved access to the support of community/church groups, and thousands of volunteers are enabled to better serve the needs of their community.

 

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