Volunteers Win Recognition Accolades at CAVS Castle Point Volunteer Awards 2017

Over 100 people gathered at Runnymede Hall in Thundersley on Saturday 3rd June for the annual CAVS Castle Point Volunteer Awards.

The event, hosted by the Castle Point Association of Voluntary Services, was a community affair generously supported by local businesses. Sceptre Sunday Football League, Affinity Restaurant, Ellie Mae Florists and Design4Print all stepped up to ensure that the event was a huge success.

Local community groups and members of the public nominated over 30 volunteers for two separate categories, all of whom were presented with medals and a certificate by category sponsors, Malcolm Binstead, Chairman of The Sceptre Sunday Football League and the new Mayor of Castle Point, Cllr Brian Wood. Cllr Andrew Sheldon did a fantastic job of compering the event 

The deserving winners, chosen by a panel were:

The Mayors Award – Sponsored by The Mayor’s Office (over 21 years)
Tina Trappit
For voluntary service with Thundersley Congregational Church 

The Young Volunteer Award (under 21 years)
Sponsored by Sceptre Sunday Football League
Molly Worley
For voluntary service with Crossroads Care

The Mayor, Cllr Brian Wood said, “I’m grateful to have had the opportunity to thank such a wonderful group of people for their hard work and dedication to the community. It was a pleasure to be part of the Volunteer Awards and to meet the true heroes of Castle Point.”

Winners of Volunteer Awards 2017 

Left to Right
Molly Worley of Crossroads Care Winner of the Young Volunteer Award
Cllr Brian Wood, Mayor of Castle Point
Tina Trappit of Thundersley Congregational Church, Winner of the Mayor’s Aard

Visit the CAVS Facebook page to see photographs from the event. 

Congratulations to all of the 2017 runners up for their incredible contributions to volunteering. Below is a complete list of nominees:

The Young Person Award (under 21's)

Molly Worley
Crossroads Care

Maddie Flynn
The Appleton School 6th Form

Nifemi Wilson-Adu
The Appleton School 6th Form

Lauren Agar
The Appleton School

Kelsey Payne
Castle Point Volunteer Centre

Charlotte Ryan
The Art Ministry

The Mayors Award (over 21's)

Linda Phillips
Benfleet First Responders

Mike Simmonds
South Essex Academy Trust

Sharon Roberts
Family Lives

Raymond Smith
Trust Links

Samantha Glover

Jan Seppings
The Salvation Army

Nelson Chapman
The Hamelin Trust

David Harris
Essex Wildlife Trust

Hilary Collins
St John Ambulance

Ann Leighton
Carers Choices

David Manclark 
Castle Point Council

Sandra Allen
Cruse Bereavement

Susan Hodgkinson
The Appleton School

Jackie Blackledge
Southend Blind Welfare

Valerie George
Southend Blind Welfare

Carole Morris
Castle Point Social Car Scheme

Alan Beale
Castle Point Social Car Scheme

Christine Menzies
Hearing Help Essex

Diane Winters
Ways to Wellness

David Roberts
The Art Ministry

Annette Goodburn
Thundersley Congregational Church

Tina Trappit
Thundersley Congregational Church

Raymond Carbery
CAVS Befriending Scheme

Steve Woodford

Carol Sharp