Deptherapy recently announced it has been awarded the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Trusted Charity Mark.
The award is a first in the charity world, as Deptherapy is the first ever charity wholly run and managed by volunteers to win the award.
The award is difficult to achieve and required the charity to undergo vigorous evaluation across 11 areas of criteria. The process takes several months and involves a complex assessment process. After completing the process, the assessor gave Deptherapy a glowing appraisal and stated that his evaluation led him to believe that the charity:
“has developed a very strong reputation as a world leader in adaptive scuba diving techniques and has developed clear and robust policies and procedures to ensure that the organisation is efficiently run and works to a very high standard.”
Commenting on the award, recently appointed Deptherapy President Debra Lilley stated:
“When I was invited to be President of Deptherapy I first wanted to understand their governance; as a Chartered Director this is very important to me. Receiving the NCVO Trusted Charity Mark is official recognition of what I found: a charity run in a way others should absolutely aspire to match.”
Also commenting on the award, Deptherapy Vice Chairman and Trustee Daimon Haywood stated:
“Jim Lovell, the NASA astronaut said: ‘There are people who make things happen, there are people who watch things happen, and there are people who wonder what happened. To be successful, you need to be a person who makes things happen.’ We are a charity built on a team that makes things happen. We have received the Trusted Charity Mark through sheer hard work and the dedication of an amazing team of volunteers who change lives.”
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