Runnymede and Spelthorne Volunteer Awards 2019

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners of the Runnymede and Spelthorne Volunteer Awards held at Royal Holloway University of London on Tuesday 4th June.

It was a wonderful evening, with awards presented by the mayors of Runnymede and Spelthorne, celebrating the hard work and dedication of the volunteers in our community.

The winners are:

Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering

Mary Jeffrey, The Community of Stanwell

Inspirational Volunteer Award

James Brian, 1st Englefield Scouts

Individual Volunteer Achievement Award

Terri Pilgrem, Queen Mary Sailability

Supporting Individuals in Need

Malcolm and Julie Lee, Heathrow Special Needs Farm

Long Service Award

Anne Prevost, Elmbridge and Runnymede Talking Newspaper

Young Volunteer Award

Lewis Fitch, 3rd Ashford Scouts

Courtney Green, Contact the Elderly Tea Party

Best Volunteer Team

Egham Constellations

The Penrose Club

Digital Support Award

Richard Howles, Elmbridge and Runnymede Talking Newspaper

Volunteering in Sport Award

Ken Halse,

Staines Town Juniors Football Club

Engagement in the Community Award

Anna-Marie Goodacre


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Surrey Heath Volunteer Awards 2018

The Surrey Heath Volunteer Awards and Christmas networking event was held on 11th December at the Camberley Theatre. We were delighted that over 100 people attended the event and most of those present were volunteers.  We had a wonderful afternoon celebrating the amazing contribution to the community made by the many volunteers who work for voluntary organisations in Surrey Heath.

The judging panel was assembled with knowledgeable representatives from our local community including the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Dan Adams, Louise Livingston, Executive Head Transformation, Surrey Heath Borough Council and Gill Hoptkins, Trustee Voluntary Support North Surrey.

The Worshipful, the Mayor of Surrey Heath, Councillor Dan Adams presented the awards to the winners of each category and congratulated everyone who had been nominated for an award, including:

Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering

Maureen Gimbert for her work with Lightwater Cafe

Inspirational Volunteer Achievement Joint Award:

Irene Bothomley for her work with Macmillan Cancer Support

Sylvia Bryden-Stock for her work with Princess Christian Care Centre

Individual Volunteer Achievement Joint Award:

Maggie Grist for her work with Woking & Sam Beare Hospice

Carole Timms for her work with St Lawrence Chobham Old Folks Club

David Garland-Bonner for his work with Outline

Supporting Individuals in Need Award:

The Hope Hub Team

Long Service Award:

Joan Heath for her work with Surrey Heath Scout District

Young Volunteer Award (up to age 25)

Georgina Cree for her work with Cancer Research UK Camberly

Best Volunteer Team Award:

The Camberley Alzheimer Cafe Planning Team

New Engagement in the Community Award:  

Tim Bone for his work with Surrey Fire and Rescue

Charity Shop Volunteering Award:

Irene Hankin for her work with Parity for Disability

VSNS Community Volunteering Award

Trefor Hogg for his work with the Old Dean Community, Group Camberley Wildlife, Surrey Heath CCG PPG and GDPR Training

A raffle was drawn after the presentation of the awards for all the volunteers who were nominated as an additional recognition of thanks. You can see the prizes that were donated below and we should like to thank all those businesses for their generous support.

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 11th December to support the Awards Ceremony and make the afternoon a success.

Raffle Prizes 2018

Kindly donated by local businesses:

1st Prize       Camberley Panto tickets for a family of 4 donated by Camberley Theatre

2nd Prize     50 minutes Massage donated by The Massage Company

3rd Prize      Christmas Hamper donated by Voluntary Support North Surrey

4th Prize      Christmas Cyclamen Plant

5th Prize      Box of Thorntons Chocolates

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