FACET manager Kris Harrold nominated for top prize at Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards ceremony in London
- Credit: Supplied/ARCHANT
The manager of a Fenland-based special education centre has been nominated for a national care award.
Kris Harrold of FACET is up for The Leading Change Adding Value Award for Compassion at The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards this December.
His nominator said: "This centre [FACET] just blew me away, the dedication, passion and vision of all the staff and the delightful buzz in the air when ever you visit.
"Fun and educational sessions take place, physical boundaries are overcome and individual needs met to ensure all students get the same great experience and opportunity.
"If there was ever any doubt that this centre isn't deserving, you just need to visit and take the tour with the centre manager Kris.
You may also want to watch:
"His passion for constantly improving the centre is inspiring."
Based on Marwick Road, March, FACET is for adults with learning difficulties and has been under Kris' management for five years.
- 1 BMW driver 'intentionally rammed' Ford car on A142 before fleeing scene
- 2 Binmen revolt over alleged bullying, poor pay, low morale and staffing crisis
- 3 Lucky Cambridgeshire neighbours win People's Postcode Lottery
- 4 Drug dealer racially abused police officer
- 5 Person cut out of car after two-vehicle crash
- 6 Football club ‘disappointed’ after vandals damage toilet facilities
- 7 Woman pedestrian in her 50s killed in guided busway crash
- 8 Woman has heart attack and dies in ambulance waiting for a hospital bed
- 9 Ramsey woman to appear in court to face drug dealing charges
- 10 Piled wall will resolve major King's Dyke crossing obstacle
He said: "For a little stand alone charity like us to make it through to a national final against big organisations is pretty much unheard of these days.
"I went down to the Markel building in London last month for the first stage of the interview where I was quizzed by four very senior figures in the care and education world."
Kris took on the role after suffering a brain tumour at just 21-years-old which he says changed him as a person, wanting to give back more.
The awards ceremony takes place at the Marriot Hotel in Grosvenor Square on December 6 and is hosted by Dame Esther Rantzen.
Kris will be attending the black tie event and will meet other nominees before sitting down for a three-course meal with the celebrity host.
A spokesman for Markel said: "The awards focus on creative arts, community engagement, innovation, quality improvements, integration, technology and governance.
"We want to stay true to our roots and really focus on the people and the efforts behind our finalists and winners."
He added: "This award celebrates a team or individual that consistently demonstrates compassion to those they support.
"An individual or an organisation should demonstrate how people using services have a high-quality experience based on relationship-centred care."