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Cheering Volunteering Awards and Event 2018

The 2018 awards presentation evening took place on Tuesday, 5 June 2018.

The winners and highly commended in each category were:

Young Volunteer of the Year

  • winner – Grace Smart
  • highly commended - Amy Wiggett
  • highly commended – Josh Gale

Volunteer of the Year

  • winner – Heidi Larvin
  • highly commended – Andy Lewis
  • highly commended – Ann Adams

Volunteer Group of the Year

  • winner – Friends of Houghton Hall Park
  • highly commended – Stotfold Good Neighbour Group
  • highly commended – Leighton Buzzard Children’s Theatre Group Youth Helpers

Outstanding Contribution Award

  • winner – Diane Barnes
  • highly commended – Natalie Mathews
  • highly commended – Nicola Kidby

Lifetime Achievement Award

  • winner – Sheila Bundock
  • highly commended – Dorothy Kemp
  • highly commended – Ken Lynch

Sports Volunteer of the Year Award

  • winner – Anna Carter
  • highly commended – Adam and Lisa Lanford
  • highly commended – David Brown

Panel’s Choice

  • winner – Mike Dyer
  • highly commended – Incredible Edible Dunstable
  • highly commended – Mary Morgan

Inspiring Volunteering Grant Scheme 2018

The 8 successful projects who received a small grant award were:

Autism Bedfordshire; Bedford and District Cerebral Palsy Society; Forest of Marston Vale Trust; Friends of CHUMS; Hospice at Home Volunteers; Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire – Youth Rangers; The Shuttleworth Trust – Swiss Garden Volunteering

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