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Runnymede and Spelthorne Volunteer Awards 2017


 Awards 2016

Winners quotes:


Last year the ADP UK Community Matters team received a nomination for Business Contribution to the community, this year we received a nomination and WE WON the award!  This recognises how much hard work and generosity the ADP associates provide and reflects how we have developed our social responsibility over the past year.  This would not have been possible without everyone at ADP taking part in various fundraising & volunteering initiatives throughout the year.  Ronnie and TJ @ voluntary support give us continuous support and we couldn’t have done it without them.’

ADP UK Community Matters Team - Business Contribution to the Community Award


‘I am delighted that our team has won this award.  Our dedicated volunteers work tirelessly to support victims of rape and sexual abuse.  The work is often challenging and traumatic and due to the confidential nature of the work, volunteers are often discrete about their contribution to the community.  This award showcases their tremendous efforts and is particularly special given that 2017 marks our 25th anniversary’ Lesley Devonport, RASASC Operations Manager

RASASC -  Voluntary Contribution to Health Services Award


‘I am honoured to be selected for the CHEP  Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering Award.’  

Beaujolais Rood CHEP Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering. - Runnymede and Spelthorne CAB


‘My  wife and I are honoured to receive the CHEP Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering Award’

Christopher & Mary Court - Parkinson’s UK


‘I am so excited that our team won.  Thank you.  It’s so brilliant.‘

Helen Hallett Best Team Volunteer Award  - Delivery and Warehouse Team Runnymede Foodbank


‘On behalf  of  Runnymede Runners, can I say how delighted we are to have won this award.  Excellent news!  This is fantastic for the club’

Runnymede Runners - Active Lifestyle Award


‘Wow that  is amazing news!  Thank you so much!  I am so honoured to receive the award’

Charlene Peterson - Peterson’s fund for Children




In May, the Runnymede and Spellthorne Volunteer Awards, were hosted at the Royal Holloway University of London working in partnership with the Royal Holloway Community Action and the Borough Councils of Runnymede and Spelthorne.  Over 130 individuals received nominations in recognition of their amazing contribution to the community over the past year with several categories having joint winners.

With partner CHEP supporting this year’s event, Candice Herndon, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Europe, spoke of the company’s global programme of volunteering and its local impact in the Runnymede and Spelthorne community. Voluntary Support North Surrey were delighted that CHEP were sponsoring the Lifetime Achievement for Volunteering Award which proved to be one of the hardest categories to judge.

This year the judging panel included The Mayor of Runnymede Councillor Iftikhar Chaudhri, The Mayor of Spelthorne Councillor Vivienne Leighton, Arthur Birkby MBE, Chairman of Voluntary Support North Surrey, Phil Simcock, Royal Holloway Community Action Manager and Candice Herndon, Vice Presisent, Strategic Marketing, Europe .  They spent many hours considering all the nominations before deciding on the eventual winners of each category.

The Mayor of Runnymede Councillor Iftikhar Chaudhri, The Mayor of Spelthorne Councillor Vivienne Leighton and Candice Herndon presented the awards and certificates of recognition, including:

Inspirational Volunteer Award

Ann McDonough for her work with Shepperton Residents Association, Ashford Breast Cancer Research Group and others

Individual Volunteer Achievement Award

Charlene Peterson for her work with Peterson’s Fund for Children

Voluntary Contribution to Older People’s Services Team Award

Derek Goode, Charlie Hanton and Jeanne Jones for their work with Runnymede Dementia Carers Support

Voluntary Contribution to Health Services Award

Anne Damerell for her work with Spelthorne Mental Health Association, Homestart Spelthorne, Older People’s Forum and others

Voluntary Contribution to Health Services Team Award

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre Team (RASASC)

Environmental Volunteer Award

Irving Lord for his work with Runnymede National Trust

Young Volunteer Award

Lauren Taylor for her work with AFC Brooklands

Active Lifestyle Award

All the volunteer Team at Runnymede Runners

Geoff Eaton and Dee Crewdson for their work with Queen Mary Sailability

Best Volunteer Team Award

Delivery and Warehouse Team for their work with the Runnymede Foodbank

Business Contribution to the Community Award

ADP Community Matters team

CHEP Award for Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering

Beaujolais Rood for her work with Runnymede and Spelthorne Citizens Advice Bureau

Christopher & Mary Court for their work with Parkinson’s UK

The Mayor’s Cup Young Volunteer Award (up to the age of 18)

Sunbury Manor Interact Club - Rotary International













‘For Sunbury Manor Interact club to win the Mayor’s Young Volunteer Cup Award was an amazing achievement.  Students were not expecting to win and were over the moon with their nomination.  They are extremely well deserving of this award.  They are 20 young students from Sunbury Manor school who have given up their free time over the last year and devoted this time to the service and help of others.  They are actively working within the community to make it a better place and are motivated to put their stamp on the world they live in.  From organising litter picks, visiting the church to help with the local food banks, hosting talent shows and Easter egg hunts, visiting elderly homes and working with students at disability schools.

Their determination and enthusiasm matched with their ‘Do it now’ attitude has meant that these students have found their place within the rotary family and are excited to get stuck into future projects.  This award has given them the boost they need to know and realise the community is behind them and anything is possible.  They are keen to give young people a platform to showcase all the good that young people do in a society where the media can often portray young people in a bad light.

On behalf of the Interact Club at Sunbury Manor School, I would like to thank you for this nomination.’

Brikitta Batten - Sunbury Manor School


A huge thank you from Voluntary Support North Surrey for everyone that made or received a nomination this year and many thanks to those of you that came along on 30th May to support the Awards Ceremony and make the night a success.