Merton welcomes the Chris Frost award

Merton has welcomed Compact Voice’s announcement to name a national award after Chris Frost MBE.

Chris Frost

Chris Frost MBE

Chris, who unexpectedly passed away the day after last year’s National Compact Awards, was a leading light in the volunteer sector and posthumously named in the Queen’s honours list. As Chief Executive of Merton Voluntary Service Council and a Compact Voice board member, Chris was recognised for her work nationally, winning several Compact awards including the highest honour, the Compact Leadership Award in 2012. The Chris Frost award, was formally known as the Compact Chair’s award which was won by the Merton Partnership last year, and collected by Chris.

Leader of the council, councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “Chris was an inspiration to everyone who met her. It is very fitting that Compact Voice recognises the incredible contribution Chris made to partnership working and the voluntary and community sector, by letting her legacy live on through the Chris Frost award.”

For more information about the National Compact Awards visit: http://www.compactvoice.org.uk/compactawards2014