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Community Volunteer Awards Night 2019

21st July, 2019
Community Volunteer Awards Night 2019

On Friday night, the local volunteers from around the village gathered at the Swan public house in Sherburn to celebrate the great volunteering that has taken place in the area. During the Sherburn Community Volunteer Awards 2019, many awards were handed over to worthy individuals and groups and lots of incredibly inspiring stories were told over the evening.

The 100 Club awards evening was organised by Councillor David Brook, the founder of the 100 Club which is an initiative where local businesses become members to the club and their donations are fed through the scheme, back into the local community. The aim of the awards was to recognise volunteers for going an extra mile to support the wider community and say thank you.

Running for its second year due to the success of last years’ event and the interest and support within the community, the 2019 awards were well attended and equally a success.

David thanked Kathleen Booth for hosting the event, Les Liddle for taking the photographs and to helpers of the event Caroline Comer Stone, Allyson Chambers, Jayne Brodie, Carole Long, Amanda Alderson and Lianne Lazenby.

One of the highlights of the evening included a video message from Ben Stokes, the England World Cup hero who congratulated Barrie Beal for his life time achievement award in recognition of his services to the Sherburn Cricket Club.

Winners on the night included:

Trustee/committee member of the year – Maggie Holmes
(Her award collected on her behalf by husband Darren Holmes)
Award sponsored by B&S Flooring

School Hero of the year – Neave Romans

Youth Volunteer of the year – Emily Marsden
Sponsored by Compass Martial Arts

Overcoming adversity award – Sophie Michelle Booth
Sponsored by 100 Club

Winner of the second Overcoming adversity award – Rachel Lazenby
Sponsored by the 100 Club

Carer of the year award – Katrina Thomas
Sponsored by Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club

Adult volunteer of the year – Geoff and Alison Harrop
Sponsored by Supply Me Ltd.

Unsung Hero award – Mark Hodgson
Sponsored by Really Good Branding

Sports volunteer of the year – Dave Green – Sherburn White Rose FC
Sponsored by Sherburn Bears Arlfc

Community Project of the Year – Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club
Best new project – Old Girls School (OGS)
The team receiving the award in loving memory of Myrtle Hall

Myrtle Hall memorial award – Ann Hudson, in recognition of her services to the community

Life time achievement award – Barrie Beal in recognition of his services to the Sherburn Cricket club
Sponsored by Cromwell Polythene Ltd
And two surprises, the first ever Geoff Boycott Beer and signed by Geoff himself, presented by Malcolm Dowson. Also a surprise congratulation video from Ben Stokes, England World Cup hero.

Highly commended awards:
– Roy Mytum
– Pam Trace
– Allyson Chambers
– Sue Thornton

Many local businesses supported the event by becoming members of the 100 Club, sponsoring awards or donating prizes.
On the evening the 100 Club, were able to present cheques to support some community groups and also hold a raffle in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

– £150 to Sherburn Community Association to support the environmental outlook of the village – planting and clean ups.

– £200 to the Sherburn Community Minibus which supports many groups such as Sherburn Visiting Scheme.

– £300 to a summer youth scheme being delivered by Sherburn Community Gymnastics Club and Compass Martial Arts.

– £300 to Sherburn Junior Club.

– £300 to the Sherburn Gala Association – Christmas Lights.

The charity raffle raised £203 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Everyone on the evening thoroughly enjoyed the event which was a resounding success and highlighted the spirit of community volunteering within Sherburn.

The 100 Club is going from strength to strength and hopes to encourage more membership so that more groups can be supported and it is hoped to repeat the awards evening next year.