Celebrating Elmbridge Volunteers 2016
The first Elmbridge Long Service Volunteer Awards were held on 18th October 2016, organised by Volunteer Centre Elmbridge and Elmbridge Borough Council, to celebrate and recognise the incredible support that volunteers contribute to the Elmbridge community. The celebration event was held at Elmbridge Borough Council Chambers, where nominated volunteers enjoyed a drink and canapés alongside their fellow nominees and guests before the ceremony.
The awards were presented by The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Elmbridge Councillor Tannia Shipley, who congratulated all 41 nominees and expressed her appreciation, on behalf of the Borough of Elmbridge, to all of the volunteers nominated and thanked them for their priceless contribution to our community. Melanie Bussicott, Head of Community Support Services (Elmbridge Borough Council) and Claire Dewsbury, Volunteer Manger (Volunteer Centre Elmbridge) read out the citations, highlighting the many invaluable contributions made by the nominees at a special ceremony.
The Worshipful the Mayor of the Borough of Elmbridge Councillor Tannia Shipley commented, “Meeting and speaking to the volunteers was a very inspiring and humbling experience. The awards ceremony was a great success, which presented an ideal opportunity to recognise the amazing support that volunteers contribute to Elmbridge on a regular basis. The event celebrated the importance of volunteers and demonstrated the diversity of people who offer their time as volunteers.”
Claire Dewsbury of Volunteer Centre Elmbridge also commented, “I was humbled by the dedication and ingenuity of all of the nominated volunteers. The event is a way for us to recognise and thank those volunteers who give up their own time to help and support many local charities and community groups. Without their invaluable help, many services to both individuals and to the community would not happen. Well done to everyone nominated and thank you.”
The Elmbridge Volunteer Awards 2016 was a collaboration between Volunteer Centre Elmbridge and Elmbridge Borough Council. With thanks to Councillor Margaret Hicks who provided funds for the Awards.
Elmbridge Volunteer Awards 2016 for the list of award winners.