Volunteers' Week Awards Ceremony 2017

Published on 6 June 2017 Categories: Awards,  Volunteers' Week

We hosted our annual Volunteer Awards Ceremony, as part of Volunteers’ Week, on Thursday 1 June at Newbattle Abbey College. 

Over 40 nominations were received across a variety of categories and 16 awards were presented on the night. The evening is always an inspiring showcase of the variety of volunteering which takes place across Midlothian. We were lucky to be joined by Sir Robert Clerk, Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian and his wife Lady Faye, Depute Provost Margot Russell and of course our sponsors. 

The event would not be possible without the support of Newbattle Abbey College and the award sponsors: EDF Energy, Midlothian Council Communities Team, Midlothian Council Lifelong Learning and Employability, Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership, Police Scotland, The Rotary Club of Esk Valley and the Scottish Qualifications Authority. Thank you also to the SQA for printing our programmes for the evening. 

2017 Award Winners

Outstanding New Volunteer Award

presented by Isabel Pattie, Midlothian Council Lifelong Learning and Employability

Winner: Francis Shields, Lothians Veterans' Centre

Befriender/Mentor of the Year Award

presented by Eibhlin McHugh, Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership

Winner: Paula Smith, Community Links Befriending Project

Active Volunteering Award

presented by Andrew Moodie, EDF Energy

Winner: Ageing Well Volunteers

Service to the Community Award

presented by Stephen Bermingham, Midlothian Council Communities Team

Winner: Sheilagh Law, St David's Bradbury Day Centre

Health & Wellbeing Award

presented by Eibhlin McHugh, Midlothian Health & Social Care Partnership

Winner: Flora Michalopoulou, Home Link Family Support

(Flora's award was collected by Jane Ramage, Board Member and Rachel Almeida, Young Parents Support Service Coordinator - both from Home Link Family Support)

Long Service to Volunteering Award

presented by Atholl Sheriffs, The Rotary Club of Esk Valley

Winner: Fiona Milton, Highbank Day Centre

Volunteer Manager of the Year Award

presented by Jean Blair & Laura Gemmell, SQA

Winner: Keith Barbour, Volunteer Midlothian

Saltire Summit Awards

presented by Keiran Harvey, Saltire Ambassador & Jean Blair, SQA

Winners: Callum Anderson, Megan Kay, Eilidh Selfridge, Jasmine Smales & Hannah Turbitt

Volunteer Team of the Year Award

presented by Sir Robert Clerk, Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian

Winner: Dalkeith Museum Volunteer Team

Volunteer of the Year Award

presented by Depute Provost Margot Russell

Winner: George Roy, Orchard Centre (Health in Mind)

Volunteer Friendly Awards

presented by Community Inspector Michelle Ritchie, Police Scotland

Winner: National Mining Museum Scotland

presented by Community Inspector John Dryden, Police Scotland

Winner: Rosewell Development Trust

Pictured below are all of our 2017 Award winners and sponsors.

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