Puslished: 11 June 2019
Seven awards were given to acknowledge those who have given their time voluntarily, paid workers who have gone above and beyond within the voluntary sector and businesses who have given unpaid support to the voluntary sector within the Mansfield District.
The awards took place at the John Fretwell Sporting Complex with guests from Mansfield District Council, Notts County Council and many partner organisations.
And the winners are:
Andrew Wallace Memorial Award - Bob Wyatt (presented by Pete Sutcliffe – Mansfield Awards Committee)
Vaughan Thomas Memorial Award -The Social & Fund Raising Group - Mansfield Woodhouse Community Development Group Award (presented by Cllr. Joyce Bosnjak, NCC)
Young Persons Award - Oliver Chater (presented by Scarlett Sykes, Youth Mayor)
Voluntary Sector Paid Worker - Leanne McGachan, NIDAS (presented by Veronica Cooper, Chair MCVS Board)
Business in the Community Award - PPX Metal Management Limited (presented by John Bilzon, President Mansfield Rotary Club)
Margaret Wilson Award - Friends of the Oaklands (presented by Cllr Andy Burgin & Steve Lunn, Chair of the Oaklands)
Outstanding Volunteer Award - Ann Sewell (presented by Andy Abrahams, Executive Mayor)
I started working at Mansfield CVS aged just 18, initially as an admin apprentice studying a level 2 NVQ and later progressing to doing a “Higher” apprenticeship (NVQ level 3). It was my first job and when I began working here I had very low self-confidence and no practical work experience at all! Due to the nature of the work, helping other charities in the local area, and the lovely people I work with, I soon discovered I really enjoy working in the charity sector and would be very happy to have a career in it – something I had never considered prior to joining MCVS.
Charlotte Wright, Mansfield CVSRead More