Every weekday, the Prime Minister recognises an inspirational volunteer with the Daily Point of Light award, which recognises outstanding individual volunteers and people who are making a change in their community.
First established by President George H. W. Bush in 1990, over 6,000 US Points of Light have been recognised in the USA. UK Points of Light was developed in partnership with the US programme and launched in the Cabinet Room at 10 Downing Street in April 2014.
Doing everything from tackling knife crime, to supporting families of dementia patients, our UK Points of Light are fundraising, awareness raising, problem solving heroes who all had an idea they decided to make a reality.
Stable Lives is a charity that helps those who have faced their own mental health difficulties, from anxiety and depression through to PTSD, to create bonds with the animals and take part in land-based activities that help them rebuild confidence. Carrie, the owner of Stable Lives, also provides respite days for children and families, which this year has included over 100 key workers from across Lancashire in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I feel both honoured and blessed to receive a Points of Light award. I work with an amazing team of volunteers and have been so proud that we have been able to reach out and support so many Key Workers, children and military veterans through these challenging times. It is always our privilege to witness how our horses can bring peace and calm when people are facing mental health challenges. Our work is ongoing as we are committed to supporting those within our area who reach out for help.”
For more information about Stable Lives and the work Carrie and the team does, visit:
To learn more about the Points of Light Award, visit https://www.pointsoflight.gov.uk
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