Thame civil servant’s charity work recognised

Thame civil servant Roy Calcutt receives an award for his charity work
Thame civil servant Roy Calcutt receives an award for his charity work

The volunteering efforts of a civil servant have been recognised by the largest civilian occupational charity in the UK.

Thame’s Roy Calcutt has spent the last two years helping to raise money for the Charity for Civil Servants.

While working at the Department for Transport in London, Mr Calcutt has been involved with wine tasting sessions, cake baking and other events which have raised thousands of pounds for the cause.

To recognise his work, he was presented with a certificate of achievement by Una O’Brien, permanent secretary of the department of health and the charity’s chair.

Mr Calcutt, who has worked at the DfT since 2001, said it is rewarding to see the difference the fundraising efforts have made.

He said: “It’s really nice to get the recognition, but there are so many people here who have done work and helped bake cakes and organise things.

“It’s really much more for a lot of them than for me.

“I’m just one person who happened to be the point of contact.

“I have been pretty active but there area lot of other people who have done just as much.”

The charity helps people who work or have worked in the civil service and their financial dependants by offering information, practical support and advice during their working lives and in retirement.