Our first ever volunteer awards scheme launched in June, to celebrate the achievements of Parkinson's UK volunteers. We're pleased to share the full list of winners - congratulations to all.
As Parkinson's UK volunteers, you're part of everything we do. You've supported breakthroughs in research, set up thousands of activities in local communities, and campaigned to save Parkinson's nurses - embodying the Parkinson's UK values every step of the way.
More than 200 incredible volunteers were nominated for an award, with around 70 given out.
Whilst we couldn’t share every story submitted through the awards, the names of every winner is below. For many of the winners, and like so many Parkinson's UK volunteers, they're volunteering in multiple roles across the charity, so the primary role the nomination mentions is what we have shared. We are still sending out the awards, so if your nominee hasn't received theirs yet, they will by the end of the year.
Continue past the list of names to read the stories of some of the winners too, with more to be shared throughout 2020.
|Alan Rowlands - photographer||Alan Cameron - research||Andy Clark - cafe coordinator|
|David Foster - chair||Barrie Smith - speaker||Anne Ferret - research|
|Christine Hutchinson - education||Carroll Siu - research||Anthony Bowyer - treasurer|
|David Little - local development team||David Wilson - local development team||Deirdre Duncan - event champion|
|David Logan - chair||Diane Porter - education||Diane Murray - support group coordinator|
|Dick Coldwell - recruitment||Doreen Arkle - support group||Dr Tim King - research|
|Eddie Kerr - membership secretary||Edna Nealon - membership secretary||Eirwen Malin - Live Loud!|
|Elaine Evans - support group coordinator||Elizabeth Burley - younger person's group||Elizabeth Ovenden - chair|
|Fiona Donald - support group coordinator||Frances Oates - secretary||Janet Kerr - young persons organiser|
|Jenni McCabe - committee volunteer||Jenny Walters - support group organiser||John Amphlet - chair|
|John Whipps - research||John Birmingham - cafe coordinator||John Kane - education|
|Julie Jones - research||John Pilkington - treasurer||Alan McMichael - secretary|
|Kay Eggleton - secretary||Lesley Gosden - research||Lionel Paulo - research|
|Mandy Howells - fundraising||Marc Van Grieken - research||Mark Hoar - speaker|
|Marnie Marshall - support group coordinator||Matthew Sullivan - research||Mike Powell - first steps|
|Myfanwy Jones - support group||Myra Clare - committee member||Omotola Thomas - younger persons alliance|
|Paul Burns - research||Paula Scurfield - research||Ray Cooper - cafe coordinator|
|Renee Dickinson - committee member||Roger Harrison - LIFT exercise instructor||Roz Bonnar - photographer|
|Ruth Brinkler-Long - chair||Stuart Banks - committee member||Stuart Smith - group coordinator|
|Sue Whipps - research||Timothy Lees - support group coordinator||Val Evans - support group coordinator|
|Pam Coxwell - finance lead||Vincent Mobey - cafe coordinator||Susan Randall - chair|
|Julie Jones - support group coordinator||John Lawton - chair||Eric Corcoran - committee volunteer|
An 'ode' to Anne
A flair for creativity and a passion for keeping the experiences of people with Parkinson's at the heart of research secured Anne's win. Read more about Anne, including a poem about the awards.
David's driven to make a difference
Driven to get Parkinson's understood, David is a real ambassador for Parkinson's UK, coming up with ideas to improve our work UK wide too.
Putting values into action
Truly people-first, Frances is always looking for new ideas to make life a little bit better for people affected by Parkinson's in Christchurch.
Transforming Parkinson's care
Volunteer educator Christine goes the extra mile to ensure care home staff are informed about Parkinson's, able to offer up quality care to those who need it.