Finalists for Who Will Care? Awards 2017 announced
There were over 140 nominations for the Who Will Care? Awards this year and each nominee has been written to and their fantastic volunteering efforts recognised.
We can now reveal the finalists for individuals, teams and businesses for the 2017 Who Will Care? Awards
Awarded to a commercial organisation for making an impact on their community through volunteering
Lifehouse Spa and Hotel
Voluntary Community Service Award
Awarded to a charity or community group who has made outstanding delivery to support their community and/or service users
Brentwood Community Print
Harlow First Responders
Good Gym Colchester
Individual Young Person Volunteer Award
Awarded for demonstrating outstanding commitment within their community either independently or with a charity or community/youth/school group.
Individual Adult Volunteer Award
Awarded for demonstrating outstanding commitment within their community either independently or through a charity/community group or through their employer.
Individual overcoming Adversity Award
Awarded for demonstrating outstanding commitment within their community either independently or through a charity/community group or through their employer, whilst overcoming personal adversity.
Dr. Ben Newman
Award for demonstrating innovation in initiating and developing a service/project to support the community
Lads Need Dads - Sonia Shaljean
Rochford Martial Arts - Gavin King
Volunteer Team Award
Awarded to a group of two or more volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution either independently or with a charity, community group or with their employer
‘Who Will Care?’ began in 2013 when five independent Commissioners were tasked with tackling the single largest challenge since the 1960’s – how will we care for ourselves and our communities right now and in the future and volunteering was acknowledged as one of the five high-impact solutions to address this very difficult question.
These Awards are to celebrate the mobilisation of vibrant communities and individuals that are supporting each other and to recognise and stimulate volunteering in Essex.
All the finalists have been invited to the awards ceremony being held at Anglia Ruskin University on Wednesday 24 May 2017 where there outstanding contributions will be recognised and the winners announced.
We are delighted to announce that the awards will once again be held be hosted by BBC Essex’s Dave Monk who has always been a great supporter of the Who Will Care agenda.
Winners will be announced live on Twitter via @Essex_cc.
Read about last year’s winners.