A night of celebration for our dedicated volunteers
Published on 20 August 2021 02:49 PM
Our Volunteer Awards Ceremony was a huge success
On Thursday 12th August, we welcomed 75 guests, including staff, volunteers and The Lord Mayor of Westminster, Jonathan Glanz, to a Volunteer Awards Ceremony at St Anne’s Church in Soho.
On the night, the Lord Mayor and our staff handed out 24 different awards to lots of volunteers and trustees who have kindly given their time to Age UK Westminster and the older local residents. We even had a violinist to entertain us for the night in the beautiful garden.
Here’s some of the awards that were presented:
Make A Difference Award
“For your ongoing commitment and contribution in combating social isolation and loneliness among older people, and for improving their physical and emotional wellbeing by offering much needed companionship.”
Young Volunteer Award
“For participating in volunteering opportunities that encourage intergenerational interaction between young and older people. These include digital support, befriending and grocery deliveries.”
Older Volunteering Award
“For your ongoing commitment and contribution in combating social isolation and loneliness among older people; for improving their physical and emotional wellbeing by offering much needed companionship and for showing that age is no barrier to making a difference to others.”
Volunteer Of The Year
“In appreciation of your exceptional commitment in offering an all-round support to our most vulnerable older clients over the years.”
Corporate Volunteering Award
“In appreciation of the huge commitment and contribution that many of your individual employees have continually made to our charity’s work by donating their volunteering hours to supporting older people through both the Befriending and the Digital Inclusion Services.”
“In appreciation of both your collective effort in ensuring that Age UK Westminster supported the borough’s most vulnerable older people during the Covid pandemic and your ongoing support as a Board to the staff of Age UK Westminster.”
We also had the pleasure of hearing from some of our local residents, who talked about the importance of their time with their befrienders and how it has impacted positively on them. One resident, Pamela Binns (who we’ve shared news of recently due to her writing) talked about her befriender taking her to new places and how they’ve shared new experiences together.
It was a real pleasure to celebrate our volunteers and raise a glass to everyone’s collective efforts to make the lives of local Westminster residents happier and ensure they are provided for when they need some extra help.
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