We are extremely proud to announce that last week Anne Du Sault was honoured by the governor general of Canada with the inaugural Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. This was in recognition of for tireless work with HOPEworldwide of Canada and other volunteer work as well.
The governor general said; “I’m delighted to recognize some of Canada’s most caring individuals with the inaugural presentation of the Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers. Each recipient was nominated for the medal from within their community, making this celebration a wonderful reflection of generosity across Canada during National Volunteer Week.”
This is a well-deserved honour. Anne Du Sault has been a dedicated volunteer with HOPEworldwide of Canada for nearly 30 years. In 2008, Anne joined the Board of directors and she has served for 5 years as the first chapter director for our Montreal chapter.
She has also led Montreal’s annual campaign to raise funds and provide backpacks for school children from vulnerable communities in Montreal for many years. Anne’s volunteer work has also taken her to South Africa, Russia, India, Ivory Coast and Haiti, where she has helped HOPEworldwide Haiti to start income generating projects at the Village of HOPE in Croix-des-Bouquets.
Anne actively supports HOPEworldwide Abidjan in Ivory Coast, and helped to raise funds for the construction of the HOPE Preschool Centre in Abidjan which the Montreal chapter has been supporting every year since 2012. It provides quality education services in a safe environment to children from vulnerable families.
Anne Du Sault commented;
"A whole day full of emotions. I share this award with all my colleagues of HOPEworldwide from across Canada. Thank you for your unwavering dedication and your heart for people in need.
We are proud of Anne’s achievements and wish her well in all her future endeavors.
Anne du Sault in Abidjan