Image promoting Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards 2018 The annual Basildon Council Volunteer Awards celebrate the selfless help and support provided by the Borough's volunteers.  This year the Volunteer Awards ceremony was held on Thursday, 25th October 2018 at Woodlands School.

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 and voluntary bodies.

Entertainment was provided by the Artistic Performance Team from Woodlands School.

Winners of each category were presented with a trophy, a certificate of appreciation and a prize voucher by Councillor David Dadds, 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.

This year's Tony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup was awarded to Mary Pearne, who also received the Long Service Award.

image of Mary Pearne - Winner Tony Guyon Memorial Cup Volunteer Of The Year - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2018Mary has been volunteering for the Wednesday Club at St Paul's Methodist Church Hall, Basildon since 1980. For most of that time Mary has been in charge of the club which provides weekly Wednesday activities enabling its members to participate in creative activities, social events including holidays away. The club also provides valuable respite for the families of its disabled members. Mary is a long standing and important ambassador for the disabled community in Basildon.

Button image links to Pinnacle PSG, main sponsor of Basildon Borough Volunteer AwardsTony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup is sponsored by:

 

Volunteer Award Categories, Sponsors and Recipients

Table of Volunteer Award categories, sponsors and winners
Volunteer Award Category and SponsorAwarded to:

The Sunshine Award  (11-21yrs)
(up to 25 years if additional needs)

Sponsored by

Button image links to Swan Housing Association, category sponsor of Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards

image of Poppy Ward - Winner Sunshine Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2018Awarded to Poppy Ward - for participating in numerous community and fundraising events.

Community Star (over 18 years)

Sponsored by

Button image links to Clarion Housing Group, category sponsor of Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards

image of Eunice Larwood - Winner Community Star Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2018Awarded to Eunice Larwood - for working for 10 years at the Information Resource Service and the Clan Club which is a monthly group for children with Cancer and their siblings.

Inspirational Role Model Award

Sponsored by

Button image links to Leonardo-Finmeccanica, category sponsor of Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards

Awarded to Matthew Wright - for his Street Outreach in Basildon and being able to engage, respond and assess rough sleepers. 

Volunteer Project

Sponsored by

Button image links to Costa Coffee, category sponsor of Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards

image of Kool Carers - Winners Volunteer Project Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2018Awarded to Kool Carers - for providing support to young carers under the age of 18 whose lives are restricted.

Long Service Award

Presented by

Image showing brand logo of Basildon Billericay and Wickford CVS (Council for Voluntary Service)

image of Mary Pearne - Winner Long Service Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2018Awarded to Mary Pearne -  for  40 years of work at the Wednesday club supporting disabled members and their families. 

Voluntary Group of the Year Award

Presented by

Image showing brand logo of Citizens Advice Basildon and Thurrock

image of The Wickford Wombles - Winner Voluntary Group Of The Year Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2018Awarded to The Wickford Wombles -  for keeping Wickford clean and safe whilst also educating others about conservation and the environment.

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by

Image showing Basildon Council, category sponsor of 'Pride in Basildon Borough' Volunteer Awards

image of Barbara Chapman and Norman Allen - Joint Winners Lifetime Achievement Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2018Awarded jointly to Barbara Chapman and Norman Allen - for their tireless efforts at St Lukes Hospice, A combined total of 54 years volunteering in the pursuit of helping and caring for others.

Further information and enquiries

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