The Helpforce Champions 2018

National Awards for Health Volunteers 2018

The awards

Here are the winners from the first ever Helpforce Champions Awards, hosted by our wonderful friends at Deloitte. They are an exciting way to celebrate and share the diverse contributions made by volunteers across the country, and to shine a light on those who give their time and talents to help staff in our NHS, supporting patients, families and carers at a vulnerable time.

The team at Helpforce are humbled to see so many examples of inspiring volunteering across our country and we hope to share this with all those working in the NHS.

Sir Thomas Hughes-Hallett – Founder and Chair, Helpforce

Partnership Working in Volunteering:

Nominated by Alex Yates

Winner!

The Royal Free Hospital School – Royal Free Charity, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust.

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The Royal Free Hospital School – Royal Free Charity, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust.

Outstanding Volunteering Team of the Year:

Nominated by Mike Stone

Winner!

Emergency Department Volunteer Team – Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

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Emergency Department Volunteer Team – Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Young Volunteer of the Year:

Jessica Toft

Winner!

Louise Munro – The Royal Voluntary Service, Cumbria.

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Louise Munro – The Royal Voluntary Service, Cumbria.

Outstanding Staff Champion for Volunteers:

Outstanding Staff Champion for Volunteers:

Winner!

Pauline (Liz) Charalambous – Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.

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Pauline (Liz) Charalambous – Nottingham University Hospitals Trust.

Volunteer Leader of the Year:

Nominated by Jane Corser

Winner!

Mandy Cleaver – Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

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Mandy Cleaver – Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust.

Volunteer of the Year:

Nominated by Joanne Gregory

Winner!

Janet Thornhill – Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Whitchurch Community Hospital.

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Janet Thornhill – Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust, Whitchurch Community Hospital.

Celebrating Inclusion and Diversity in Volunteering:

Nominated by Vy Tran

Winner!

Sapphire Service – Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

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Sapphire Service – Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

Innovation in Volunteering:

Nominated by Sheila Wilkinson

Winner!

The Late Roy Williams – Oxford Road Campus, Manchester University Trust.

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The Late Roy Williams – Oxford Road Campus, Manchester University Trust.

Shortlist

Young volunteer of the year

Volunteer of the year

Celebrating inclusion and diversity in volunteering

Volunteer Leader of the Year

Innovation in Volunteering Award

Outstanding Volunteering Team of the Year