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Star Volunteers Honoured

Posted on : 15 Oct 2019

Star Volunteers Honoured

Grass roots heroes from across the Caerphilly county borough have been recognised at the annual Voluntary Sector Achievement Awards, held at Blackwood Miners’ Institute.

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Caerphilly County Borough Council and Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) organise the award ceremony to honour volunteers who undertake work from all sections in the local community.

During the evening, winners were congratulated and presented with awards in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, the High Sheriff and the Mayor of Caerphilly county borough council.

The full list of winners this year is as follows:

Adult Volunteer, sponsored by Senior Flexonics

  • Winner – Jayne Garland
  • Runner Up – Helen Davies
  • Runner Up – Robert Redmond

Young Volunteer, sponsored by Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

  • Winner – Imogen Reyez
  • Runner up – Daniel Bray

Group Volunteers, sponsored by Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

  • Winner – Aciv8
  • Runner Up- Steering Lansbury

Trustee Volunteer, sponsored by Caerphilly Observer

  • Winner – Jayne Garland
  • Runner Up – Malcolm Hunt

Environmental Volunteer, sponsored by Groundwork Wales

  • Winner – Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni
  • Runner Up – Mike Davies

Personal Journey, sponsored by Bewas, Trethomas and Machen Community Council

  • Winner – Jamie Howell
  • Runner Up – Lucy Chislett-Manning

Parent Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Caerphilly Parent Network

  • Winner – Ruth Bull
  • Runners Up – Sonya Foley

Inspirational Volunteer, sponsored by Blackwood Town Council

  • Winner – Jamie Howell

High Sheriff of Gwent Award 

  • Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent Youth Offending Service volunteers

Mayor’s Civic Award – Grassroots Hero

  • Winner – Jessica Thomas 

Cllr Barbara Jones, Interim Leader of Caerphilly county borough said, “The awards are a celebration of the endless spirit, enthusiasm and dedication of our thriving voluntary sector and I am delighted and honoured to be a part of it. 

Volunteers are an inspiration to us all as they play such a vital role in our society. Award ceremonies like this allow us to do our little bit to recognise the positive contribution they make to so many people’s lives.”

Musical entertainment at the event was provided by talented pupils from Islwyn High School.

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