On a crisp Friday 30th September in London, we held our Annual Meeting and our inaugural Volunteer & Supporter Awards 2016 at the Blue Fin Venue on Southwark Street. This year we took a different approach to the event, with dynamic speakers, the launch of our first Impact Report, and the opportunity to celebrate some of our exceptional volunteers and supporters, and the wider teams that they represent.
We were so pleased to have The Bishop of Southwark, The Rt Revd Christopher Chessun, Welcare’s President, in attendance and speaking. The day was a wonderful opportunity to say thank you to all our supporters, to celebrate the difference Welcare has made for children and families over the past year, and to lay out our plans for the coming year.
The winners of our Volunteer & Supporter Awards 2016 were:
Volunteer Impact Award
Winner – Paul Pugsley
Volunteer Outstanding Contribution Award
Winner – Pat Bowden
Volunteer Team Award
Winners – The Bromley Team (Anthony Peters, Patti Brazier, Jasper Browning & Susan Thomas)
The Emily Bennett Outstanding Supporter Award
Winners – Alan & Eileen Wiltcher
Congratulations to all the winners, who recieved Certificates and a gift voucher, and to all the nominees, who also recieved Certificates of Recognition on the day, presented by The Bishop. We are so grateful for all that each one of our volunteers and supporters do to support Welcare’s service users, staff and each other. You are all an inspiration to us. Thank you!