Valued volunteers praised at Pontefract picnic party
As a thank you to their volunteers for all their hard work and efforts, our Wakefield and 5 Towns Recovery College held a celebration picnic in Pontefract on Friday 14 July.
Volunteers from the recovery college, Live Well Wakefield, befriending service, the library and Fieldhead volunteer lounge came together to receive a certificate of thanks on the day for their volunteering contributions, with some other volunteers receiving special awards for their achievements.
Congratulations to our winning volunteers:
Best student feedback
- Adam Taylor-Crossley (for feedback from one of his students at the Computers for Beginners course)
- Richard Stubbs (for the feedback from evaluation forms from the understanding anxiety workshop)
Most student focussed volunteer (for going above and beyond for her students)
- Cath Crane
Longest serving volunteer (all started at the same time)
- Bev Thorne
- Cynthia Binns
- Jackie Craven
Greatest educational achievement
- Ian Harris
Greatest personal development
- Michelle Standage
- Bryan Langford
- Andrew Naylor
- Steve Foster
- Cathy Stead
- David Leeson
- Jon Bon Jovi
Most hours volunteered
- Steven Tansley
- Nasreen Begum (for her work as the new BME ambassador, trying to get in to communities that we have struggled with previously)
- Ella-Louise Woodhouse, Wren Binns and Cynthia Binns (for their transgender awareness workshop and raising awareness with younger people)
The “most determined” comic award – for persevering when everything was going wrong at her workshop, and still getting great evaluations from her students!
- Claire Tatterton
The “Tommy Cooper” comic award – for the volunteer who always brings comedy to his workshops
- Michael Nichol
The “Mr Chips” comic award – for the most catchphrases
- Alan Scuffham
The afternoon saw a picnic lunch on offer, a tombola with prizes, a hook-a-duck with prizes, a guided walk around Pontefract Park, garden games, and the chance for volunteers to meet, socialise and share stories.
Take a look at some photos from the day:
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