Waste Not Want Not, the charity of which Kim has been a patron since 2013, receives the King’s Award for Voluntary Service. Representatives will receive the award from Robert Voss, the Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, in the coming months.
During a visit to the charity’s Roebuck site, near Stevenage, on Wednesday, Kim said the award was “amazing”. “We celebrated our 15th anniversary this year and this is a fitting tribute to the support that hundreds of volunteers have given to the project during this time,” she said. “I’ve worked here quite a lot, there’s always something to do here and I buy lots of plants from here. It’s a new award isn’t it? It’s like getting an MBE for voluntary services. Our primary aim is to support the social and environmental wellbeing of our community and we are all thrilled to receive this award.”
The charity receives no guaranteed funding and relies on donations and the sale of plants grown at the Roebuck site.