Heart of Salford Awards 2012

The 9th Annual Heart of Salford Awards took place at Buile Hill Park Hall on the 12th September. The event was attended by over 140 guests, including volunteers, community and voluntary organisations and the Lord and Lady Mayoress of Salford, Greater Manchester Police, Salford University and Salford City College, and Salford City Reds.
As always this event was hosted by Salford CVS and Salford Volunteer Centre and was held to celebrate the role which volunteering plays throughout the city. The key message which everyone took away from the ceremony was that volunteering matters. The individuals who were nominated and received awards were people who give their time freely in a huge range of situations, but the one thing which they all had in common was that they make a genuine and significant difference to the day to day lives of people throughout the city.

Every single nominee was somebody who has realised that society works more effectively when people set out to help one another and, having made that realisation, they’ve acted on it in a positive and practical manner. Everyone present heard stories that moved and inspired, and which underlined the crucial role volunteering can play in the cohesive formation of a modern community.

Heart of Salford 2012 Category Winners

DENNIS SCHOFIELD Sports Volunteer

MISHAL SAED Student Volunteer

NICOLA PRATT Personal Achievement Volunteer

PHILLIP THORNLEY Older Volunteer

BEVERLEY BAILEY Adult Volunteer

HELEN BERNEY Young Volunteer

DAVID WARREN Employed Volunteer

IRFAN SYED Community volunteer

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR 2012
Nicola Pratt

The judges were really impressed with Nicola’s strong commitment to her volunteering at START and that she continues to give something back as a result of her own personal achievement.
We are delighted to award Nicola the Volunteer of the Year Award 2012

ORGANISATION OF THE YEAR
Greater Manchester Police Authority Volunteer Schemes Section
The judges were impressed with the individual development programme that is available to volunteers at Greater Manchester Police Association and the way they support their volunteers.

Please follow the links to see the Heart of Salford Awards article featured in the Salford Advertiser on 21/9/12 http://menmedia.co.uk/salfordadvertiser/news/s/1589263_volunteers-honour... and also in Salford Online http://www.salfordonline.com/localnews_page/38336-video:_vital_salford_v...