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.
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.
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.
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
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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
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
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