2012 Volunteers of the Year

Volunteer of the Year - Howard Garrick

Volunteer of the Year – Howard Garrick

Congratulations to the Volunteers of the Year 2012

The Mayor presented the Jury’s inn Volunteer of the Year Awards to people doing inspirational work in the local community. This year prizes for the award have been provided by Jury’s Inn Hotels. The award winners were:

Howard Garrick – Volunteer of the Year. During the cold weather of February 2012 he set up an emergency shelter in a local Church and recruited local volunteers to run it. 69 rough sleepers and homeless people used the shelter.

Robert Maclachlan and Jeff Edhouse were commended. Robert provides one to one support to children and young people at Angel Shed. He also sits on the Board as a Practitioner Representative. Jeff helps with caretaking and premises maintenance at Caxton House.

The Young Volunteer of the Year was Paul Grant. Paul decided to fill a gap in services by launching a supportive volunteering project to help people with disabilities and mental health concerns to take part in volunteering.

The Older Volunteer of the Year was Kamalaben Tailor. Mrs Tailor has worked as a volunteer at Hanley Crouch Community Association for over 10 years. She runs the Weekender Project for older people based at the Community Association providing cooking, activities, home visiting and telephone contact.

Trustee of the Year was Damien Pocknell. He has been a trustee at Hillside Clubhouse for over 8 years. He is a passionate ambassador for the organisation. He helped Hillside to win a tender to provide services across Camden and Islington.

Active Member of the Year was Olav Ernstzen. He became involved with the LINk when it was set up in 2008. Since April 2009 he has chaired the LINk and worked hard to ensure that it is open and inclusive, creating opportunities for new people to become involved.

The Bridge School received the Volunteer Involving Organisation of the Year. They provide great induction and all the staff are really friendly.

To find out more about volunteering in Islington contact the Volunteer Centre

T 020 7832 5833

You can also drop in at 200A Pentonville Road on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 4pm