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In-Deep Community Task Force Awards & Achievements

Transforming Lives through Volunteering Award 2008

Presented by Volunteer Centre Westminster, in recognition of the achievements of our over 50s breakfast club. It was presented at the House of Lords by The Baroness Hanham CBE who has since become our patron.

Grass Roots Charity of the Year 2009

Given by No 10 Downing Street. We were chosen by Prime Minister Gordon Brown and his wife, Sarah Brown, to receive two turkeys donated by the British Poultry Association. We also received a luxury hamper, containing items from both Harrods and Partridges, which we distributed as part of our Christmas Hamper Scheme. Recipients were overjoyed, as they had never received items from these famous stores in their lives.

Participants in “The Big Lunch”

The filming of The Big Lunch was hosted by Baroness Warsi, chairman of the Conservative Party, who is a supporter of In-Deep, and took place at Grosvenor Hall.

MBE awarded to In-Deep’s founder Colin Chapman

Colin Chapman received an MBE for founding In-Deep and setting up essential services to support older people from the communities of South London. This was announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2012 and the Investiture took place on 16th November 2012. It is a great honour and acknowledges all the hard work that Colin has put into bringing people together over the years.


Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2013

This was presented by the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of the City of Westminster, Brig Paul Orchard-Lisle, CBE, TD, at our lunch in July 2013. It was a truly memorable occasion. Only 17 charities in England received this prestigious award in 2013, out of 240 nominations.

MBE awarded to In-Deep’s Co-ordinator Emma Chapman

Emma Chapman received an MBE for services to preventing isolation among older people and children with special educational needs and their families. This was announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2020 and the Investiture took place at Windsor Castle on 23rd November 2021. The In-Deep team are very proud of this recognition for Emma’s dedication.