I couldn’t complete this series of posts about amazing local volunteers without thanking the fabulous team of at Discover U who produced our wonderful main and highly commended awards for us this year. They were beautiful and completely unique, with each one made individually by hand. I’ve included a photo of Riverside CIC’s so you can see close up how stupendous they were 🙂
Lauren Bollans won the Joint Young Volunteer of the Year Award at DVA18 and although she was unable to attend on the evening, we hope she was delighted and proud of her well-deserved award. Lauren has a passion for supporting other young people and raising awareness of mental health issues.
Bec from Dudley Young Health Champions who nominated Lauren and Faye Hall who co-ordinates the project were delighted to collect the award on her behalf.
Skye Edwards was awarded the Joint Main Award for Young Volunteer of the Year 2018 and is a Healthwatch Dudley Youth Health Champion.
Here nominator said:
Skye is an inspiration to her peers and adults around her. Despite challenges she has faced in her life and becoming a parent at 18 Skye has always thought of others before herself.
Please do follow the link and find out why Skye is such an exceptional young woman.
Thomas Southall is an outstanding young man, having already volunteered for 3 years and is only 12! Why not follow the link and see why he’s so special?
Chloe Sallis‘ nominator said:
She is an exemplary young leader – being a real role model, empowering and inspiring other young people in particular those who are less able to help themselves initially
Ronnie Wheeler is an amazing guy who gives his time to make a difference to others who may be affected by substance misuse or homelessness. He’s an inspiration and our Panel felt he deserved the Main Award in our Wellbeing category. Please follow the link and find out what makes him so special.
Lyn Head has supported the Chit Chat Club at Dudley Canal and Tunnel Trust since it started and supports other groups as a volunteer too!
Why not follow the link and enjoy finding our more about what makes Lyn so special?
Anthony Coghlan was this year’s worthy recipient of our Sporting Champion Award, sponsored by the Duncan Edwards Foundation. I’m sure you will enjoy finding out more about him.
The team of volunteers from Riverside House CIC are simply inspirational and I’m sure you will enjoy finding out all about what makes them so special.
Gordon Lewis has given decades of volunteering to Himley Cricket Club and this was rewarded with the most prestigious award at #dva18