Awards are recognition for community volunteers

The recently renamed North Northumberland Voluntary Forum has held its 5th annual awards to celebrate the efforts of volunteers in the community.

Sunday, 24th July 2016, 07:03 am
Updated Wednesday, 20th July 2016, 15:07 pm
North Northumberland Voluntary Awards winners and runners-up

Chairman Jane Pannell said: “Our judging team had some very difficult decisions here in deciding between such excellent nominations.”

She thanked vice-president Lady Rose Crossman for her continued support for the charity, previously Berwick Voluntary Forum, and thanked General Mills for its support over the years.

grassroots award

This award is for the voluntary organisation with no paid staff which has been established for at least 12 months and is aimed at the small groups that turn up week after week and make a real contribution at grassroots level.

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Winner – Berwick Detachment, Northumbria Army Cadets 

Runner-up – Etal Riding for the Disabled 

Organisation of the Year 

The criteria here are for an organisation that has been in operation for the last 12 months and can have both paid and unpaid workers. 

Winner – Berwick in Bloom

Runner-up – Berwick Education Association 

Volunteer of the year  

An unpaid individual who’s made a major contribution to the voluntary sector in the last 12 months.  

Winner – Debra Jerdan

Runner-up – Margaret Johnson 

Young Volunteer of Year 

This award is for an unpaid individual aged 18 or under who has made a significant contribution to the sector.

Winner – Shannon Blackhall

Runner-up – Andrew Cairns  

Outstanding Project

These are projects that have had a significant impact in the last 12 months with paid and/or unpaid workers.

Winner – CAN warm hubs 

Runner-up – Men in the workshop 

Lifetime achievement

The criteria is for an individual who, for the past 10 years, has made a significant contribution to the voluntary sector.

Winner – Davy Wilson

Runner-up – Dr Noel Roy

Local Business award 

A commercial business which has demonstrated outstanding support to the voluntary sector financially and/or practically.

Winner – Cornhill Village Shop

Runner-up – Greaves West and Ayre