RCVDA’s Volunteer Awards 2022

A ceremony was held by Redcar and Cleveland Voluntary Development Agency recently to celebrate those who go above and beyond in their voluntary roles within Redcar and Cleveland.

The ceremony – which was held at within the beautiful surroundings of Guisborough Hall - was presented by local radio host Jeremy Gartland  (Of Zetland FM)

RCVDA’s Volunteer Support Officer Carole Marshall said: "Well done, not just to the winners, but to all the nominees. It was great to see so many special individuals who do such selfless work to better the lives of residents of Redcar & Cleveland.”

"Volunteers are the unsung heroes of our borough and I'm glad we were able to host the awards this year and give them the recognition they deserve."

The full list of categories and winners are as follows:


Volunteer of the Year Award - sponsored by Sabic UK

Nikki Strangeway – Rubies


Health & Wellbeing Award – sponsored by Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council

Loftus ACCORD Walking Group


Young Volunteer (Under 21) – sponsored by Darlington Building Society

Kidz Konnekt Young Leaders


Innovation/Enterprise Award – sponsored by UK Steel Enterprise

Blooming Youth Collective


Empowered Through Volunteering Award – sponsored by Anglo American

Calum Thurston


Volunteer Team Award – sponsored by Beyond Housing

Age UK Teesside Redcar Volunteers


Outstanding Community Group – sponsored by Redcar & Cleveland College

Friends of Redcar Cemetery


Outstanding Trustee Award – sponsored by Sembcorp Utilities UK

Tim Myer – Footprints in the Community


Lifetime Achievement Award – sponsored by RCVDA

Jannette Holt


Special Awards were also given to the following individuals and organisations:


Trish Waters Award – The Spirit of Volunteering

Janice Motson


Julie Donaldson Award – Community First

Newcomen Community Residents Association


Jim Wingham Award – For Commitment and Dedication

Geoff McPherson


Graham Hubbard Award

Vanessa Kelly

The Healthwatch South Tees team would like to say a huge congratulations to all the nominees and winners this year.

Your work doesn’t go unnoticed, and we are in awe of all the brilliant volunteer hours you put in to benefit the people of Redcar and Cleveland.

Huge congratulations. Keep up the great work! 


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