Volunteers given top honours
DEDICATED volunteers who make a difference to the lives of people across the borough have been celebrated at a special awards ceremony.
Forty-nine individuals and eight teams were nominated for helping others and the winners were thanked by Mayor of Hillingdon, Catherine Dann.
“The Hillingdon Volunteer Awards shine a light on the tireless efforts of the borough’s volunteers – people who cannot be thanked enough for their hard work, dedication and selflessness,” she said.
“Without them, important community organisations that have a real impact on local people’s lives would not exist.”
The awards were organised by Hillingdon Council, Hillingdon Inter Faith Network, Hillingdon Association of Voluntary Services, Dovetail Community Outreach and Uxbridge College and were sponsored by British Airways. The winners were: Empowering Young People – Andy Morris, Hillingdon Volunteer Police Cadets Team – Victim Support Hillingdon Young Volunteer – Robert Clark, Age UK Hillingdon
Community Volunteer Winner – Karen Hunt, Hillingdon Brain Tumour Group
Community Volunteer Highly Commended – Steven Malone, Hillingdon Outdoor Activities Centre
Community Volunteer Highly Commended – Wyn Ridley, Age UK Hillingdon
Long Term Commitment to Volunteering – Pam Montgomery, Michael Sobell Hospice