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'Pride in Basildon Borough' Volunteer Awards Ceremony 2017

The 2017 'Pride in Basildon Borough' Volunteer Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday 10th October 2017 at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon.

Volunteer Awards 2017 (Plain) The annual Basildon Council Volunteer Awards celebrate the selfless help and support provided by the Borough's volunteers.  This year's event was held on Tuesday, 10th October 2017, at a sparkling award ceremony held at Basildon's Towngate Theatre.

All of this year's award nominees and their special guests were invited to this prestigious gala event, which was generously sponsored by a number of Basildon based businesses.

Entertainment was provided by the artistic performance team from Woodlands School and Jacques Bottjer of Poetry To Succeed.

Winners of each category were presented with a trophy, a certificate of appreciation and a prize voucher by the Councillor David Harrison, Mayor of Basildon and the award category sponsors.

Tony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup

The winners of each award category are also put forward to win the prestigious Tony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup. Tony Guyon was a popular and committed member of Basildon Council's Community Engagement Team who sadly passed away in 2010. Tony loved to spend his spare time volunteering in his local community and he played his part in helping to make Basildon a better borough. This special award embodies Tony Guyon's dedication towards volunteering.

Neil Hart - Volunteer of the Year Award Winner - Pride in Basildon Volunteer Awards 2017 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowThis year's Tony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup was awarded to Neil Hart, who also received Community Star category award.  Neil is the Chair of Vange Community Group and has secured £345000 in funding for a community centre to be built on Kent View Recreation Ground. Kent View Community Centre has within it a pre-school, and provides a venue for dementia sessions, a community café, craft sessions and community fish and chip suppers.

Pinnacle PSG - main sponsor image 2017 This link opens in a new browser windowTony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup is sponsored by:

 

Volunteer Award Categories, Sponsors and Recipients

Volunteer Award Category and SponsorAwarded to:

The Sunshine Award 11-21yrs

Sponsored by

Leonardo-Finmeccanica This link opens in a new browser window

Hollie Smith - Sunshine Award Winner - Pride in Basildon Volunteer Awards 2017 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Hollie Smith- for her support and advice to other young people.

Community Star Award

Sponsored by

Swan Housing Association This link opens in a new browser window

Neil Hart - Community Star Award Winner - Pride in Basildon Volunteer Awards 2017 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Neil Hart  - for his success in securing funding for a community centre to be built on Kent View Recreation Ground.

Inspirational Role Model Award

Sponsored by

VIP Security Services This link opens in a new browser window

Aston Avery - Inspirational Role Model Award Winner - Pride in Basildon Volunteer Awards 2017 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Aston Avery - for his volunteering at the Gateway 97.8FM community radio station and for his tireless fundraising for charities supporting those with autism.

Volunteer Fundraiser Award

Sponsored by

Basildon Council Logo

Tracy Whitt - Volunteer Fundraiser Award Winner - Pride in Basildon Volunteer Awards 2017 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Tracy Whitt - for tireless effort in securing over £200,000 to cover three years funding for charity BASIS (Blind And Sight Impaired Society)

Volunteer Project Award

Sponsored by

Clarion Housing Group This link opens in a new browser window

Basildon Emergency Night Shelter Team - Volunteer Project Award Winners - Pride in Basildon Volunteer Awards 2017 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Basildon Emergency Night Shelter Team - for providing vital support to homeless people in Basildon during the coldest months of the year.

Long Service Award

Sponsored by

Vinci Facilities Management This link opens in a new browser window

John Snoding - Long Service Award Winner - Pride in Basildon Volunteer Awards 2017 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to John Snoding - for his incredible and ongoing contribution to the Scout Association, achieved over more than 40 years.

Voluntary Group of the Year Award

Sponsored by

Palmers Solicitors This link opens in a new browser window

Food Ministry Team of St Andrews and Holy Cross - Voluntary Group Award Winners - Pride in Basildon Volunteer Awards 2017 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to The Food Ministry Team - St. Andrews and Holy Cross Churches - for their provision of a community lunch service aimed at building friendships and addressing isolation, as well as their provision of cooked meals for children and their families during school holidays.

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Lifetime Achievement Award

Stella Calkin - Lifetime Achievement Award Winner - Pride in Basildon Volunteer Awards 2017 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Stella Calkin - for having achieved over 54 years of voluntary service with the following organisations including: Citizen's Advice Bureau, Basildon Billericay & Wickford Council of Voluntary Services, Basildon Womens' Refuge, Kingswood Community Association and the WRVS.

Further information and enquiries

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