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Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards Ceremony 2016

The 2016 Basildon Volunteer Awards Ceremony took place on Monday 10th October 2016 at the Towngate Theatre, Basildon.

Volunteer Awards 2016 (Plain) The annual Basildon Council Volunteer Awards celebrate the selfless help and support provided by the Borough's volunteers.  This year's event was held on Monday, 10th October 2016, at a sparkling award ceremony held at Basildon's Towngate Theatre.

A record breaking 123 award nominations were received across the eight categories this year, and all nominees and their special guests were invited to this prestigious gala event, which was generously sponsored by a number of Basildon based businesses.

In all the event was attended by  approximately 270 people who were each given a free raffle ticket and one lucky winner received a Kindle Fire HD.

Entertainment was provided by the RCCG Spring of Hope Church Choir, The Big Sing Basildon Council Choir, street-dance trio "Rhythemotyze" and spoken word artist Jacques Bottjer.

Winners of each category were presented with a trophy, a certificate of appreciation and a prize voucher by the Councillor David Harrison, Mayor of Basildon and Councillor Terri Sargent, Basildon Council Cabinet Member for Environment and Community.

Tony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup

The winners of each award category are also put forward to win the prestigious Tony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup. Tony Guyon was a popular and committed member of Basildon Council's Community Engagement Team who sadly passed away in 2010. Tony loved to spend his spare time volunteering in his local community and he played his part in helping to make Basildon a better borough. This special award embodies Tony Guyon's dedication towards volunteering.

Kevin Abbot - Awarded Tony Guyon Volunteer of the Year  2016 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowThis year's Tony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup was awarded to Kevin Abbott, who also received The Long Service Award category award.  Kevin has volunteered for over 30 years for the Basildon Saturday Club for people with special needs.  He has taken club members away on holiday, organised many discos and events.  In addition, he has volunteered at after school clubs for two evenings a week and amongst all this, he works full time. 

Tony Guyon 'Volunteer of the Year' Memorial Cup is sponsored by West & Coe Funeral Directors.

Volunteer Award Categories, Sponsors and Recipients

Volunteer Award Category and SponsorAwarded to:

Young Volunteer Award for 10-15 year olds

Sponsored by Konica Minolta Business Solutions (UK) Ltd

Christopher Hawkins - Award for Young Volunteer 10-15yrs - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2016 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Christopher Hawkins - for his volunteering on Basildon Borough Youth Council and the Young Essex Assembly.

Young Volunteer 16-21 year olds

(up to 25 years if additional needs)

Sponsored by International Financial Data Services

Nathan Garrity - Award forYoung Volunteer16- 21yrs- Basildon Volunteer Awards 2016 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Nathan Garrity  - for his devotion to Gateway Youth Club for young people with additional needs.

The Sunshine Award 8-21yrs

(up to 25 years if additional needs)

Sponsored by Leonardo-Finmeccanica

Daisy Rouse - Awarded The Sunshine Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2016 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Daisy Rouse - a young carer and a long standing volunteer with Basildon Youth Council.

The Personal Challenge Award

Sponsored by Swan Housing Group

Ann Parsons - Awarded the Personal Challenge Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2016 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Ann Parsons - in recognition of her valiant efforts supporting Essex Police, whilst also caring for her two sons both who have special needs.

Inspirational Role Model Award

Sponsored by Palmers Solicitors

Carol Franklin - Awarded Inspirational Role Model Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2016 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Carol Franklin - for her tireless efforts support the Steepleview Community Association in running a wide range of activities, including the Community Kitchen, coaching sessions for young people and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

Long Service Award

Sponsored by Morgan Sindall Property Services

Kevin Abbot - Award for Long Service Volunteering - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2016 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Kevin Abbot . Kevin has volunteered for over 30 years for the Basildon Saturday Club for people with special needs.  He has taken club members away on holiday and also organised many discos and events.  He volunteers at after school clubs for two evenings a week and amongst all this, he works full time.

Voluntary Group of the Year Award

Sponsored by Vinci Facilities

Kingston Ridge Campsite Service Crew - Awarded Voluntary Group of the Year_Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2016 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to Kingston Ridge Campsite Service Crew - 12 volunteers who put in around 6,000 hours throughout the year to maintain the campsite, so that it can be used safely by young people.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sponsored by Redrow PLC

John McKay - Awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award - Basildon Volunteer Awards 2016 Displays a larger version of this image in a new browser windowAwarded to John McKay - for his dedicated service to volunteering.  John is the drive and inspiration for activities held at the Lee Chapel North Community Centre in Ballards Walk, Basildon including the Foodbank, which supports hundreds of people each year, the Diamond Club, supporting older people, the Kids Club which is run during school holidays.  John's positive attitude of 'getting the job done' galvanises others to lend a hand.  A true inspiration.

Further information and enquiries

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