The Runnymede and Spelthorne Volunteer Awards were hosted at the Royal Holloway University London working in partnership with Royal Holloway Community Action, Runnymede Borough Council and Spelthorne Borough Council. Over 100 individuals received nominations in recognition of their amazing contribution to the community over the past year with several categories having joint winners.
With partner Enterprise Holdings supporting this year’s event, Ed Spitzer, Vice President, Remarketing, spoke of the company’s programme of volunteering and its local impact in the Runnymede community. Voluntary Support North Surrey were delighted that Enterprise Holdings 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 Dolsie Clarke, The Mayor of Spelthorne, Councillor Jean Pinkerton OBE, Amy Antcliffe, Events Specialist Enterprise Holdings, Karen Ancell, Trustee of Voluntary Support North Surrey and Phil Simcock Royal Holloway Community Action Manager . They spent many hours considering all the nominations before deciding on the eventual winners of each category.
The Mayor of Runnymede and the Mayor of Spelthorne presented the awards and certificates of recognition, including:
Enterprise Lifetime Achievement Award:
Christine Davenport for her work with Girlguiding Ashford
Inspirational Volunteer Award:
Raymond Blowers for his work with The Penrose Club, Midas Plus and many others
Individual Volunteer Achievement Award:
Sarah Crotty for her work with the Petersons Fund for Children
Ann Rogers for her work with Ashford & St Peters Hospital
Supporting Individuals in Need Award:
Eileen Jackson CBE for her work with the Senior Citizens of Runnymede
Claire Nimmo for her work with ADHS Parents Support group
Long Service Award:
Nerys James for her work with Cruse Bereavement Care, Surrey North Area
Young Volunteer Award:
John Hart for his work with the Riverside Arts Centre
Best Volunteer Team Award:
Forest Estate Community Hub
New Engagement in the Community Award:
Purple Angels Buddies Spelthorne Dementia Support
Active Lifestyle Award:
Leon Turner for his work with the Manorcroft United JFC
Peter & Julia Williams for their work with the Ottershaw Village Hall
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 29th May to support the Awards Ceremony and make the night a success.