News - CWVA holds another successful Volunteer Awards


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Volunteers from across west Cheshire came together at CWVA’s annual Volunteer Awards to celebrate all the work they do in the local community to make a real difference.

The Volunteer Awards are part of CWVA’s volunteering campaign, aiming to bust the myths around volunteering and encourage more people to support their local communities.

Nominations were opened earlier this year so people could put forward volunteers they felt deserved to be recognised for their work.

Nearly 100 nominations were whittled down to a shortlist for the panel to pick the following winners, who were presented with their awards by Jeannie France-Hayhurst, High Sheriff of Cheshire. 

  • Inspirational Volunteer of the Year – Tomas Baggott (Dial West Cheshire)
  • Older Volunteer of the Year – Gerald Watts (Here and Now)
  • Younger Volunteer of the Year – Lucia Rigoglioso (The Joshua Tree)
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team of the Year – Hong Kong in Chester Committee
  • Team of the Year – Kids Bank Chester
  • Trustee of the Year – Sharon Shelbourne (Chapter Mental Health)

The CWVA team also picked Anne Hesketh for the Lifetime Achievement Award, recognising the work she’s done for the deaf community over many years.

Congratulations to everyone who was nominated, shortlisted or won as part of CWVA’s Volunteer Awards.

Don’t forget, CWVA’s volunteering platform has nearly 100 volunteering opportunities for you to apply for and you’re able to search by location, service area and more so you can find the ideal role for you.

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