On 8 June, as part of Volunteers’ Week, Age UK Camden held a special event at Tavis House with the Mayor of Camden, Councillor Richard Cotton, to recognise the contribution of its volunteers.

As well as acknowledging the long service of volunteers, the charity also gave special awards to individuals who’ve made an outstanding contribution. These awards - in memory of Margaret Hepburn – were presented by the Mayor of Camden and Margaret’s daughter Katy. The Mayor of Camden said it was a “wonderful evening celebrating Camden's strong civic society”.

Sarah Jane an outstanding award winner said: “It’s so lovely to win this award. Age UK Camden does so much to reach isolated older people in the borough and I think volunteers help play an important role in this.”

Gary Jones, Chief Executive said: “We simply could not provide such a range of high quality services and support without our volunteers. They make a real difference to the quality of life of older people – helping them access services or benefits, be less isolated, improve their wellbeing, have fun, and contribute to the community.”

Age UK Camden is an independent charity that helps older people to stay active, stay connected and get the most out of life. They offer a range of services from befriending and social opportunities to information and advice.

The event was sponsored by Crosstree and United Living.

For more information on the award and images please contact Emma Doyle, Communications Manager

Find out more about volunteering with Age UK Camden and read some of our volunteers' stories.