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Star Volunteers honoured at prestigious award ceremony

Posted on : 25 Oct 2022

Star Volunteers honoured at prestigious award ceremony
Volunteers from across the Caerphilly county borough have been recognised at the 2022 Volunteer Achievement Awards, held at Blackwood Miners’ Institute.
Caerphilly County Borough Council and Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations (GAVO) organise the award ceremony to honour volunteers who undertake work from all sections in the local community.
During the evening, winners were congratulated and presented with awards in the presence of the Lord Lieutenant of Gwent, the High Sheriff and the Mayor of Caerphilly county borough council.
The full list of winners this year is as follows:
Youth Volunteer
Winners: Maddie Malpas, James Sage & Jacob Bryan from Ystrad Mynach Scouts
Runner up: Charlie Phillips

Parent & Child Volunteer
Winner: Iona Watkins
Runners up: Bridging Together
Trustee/Director Volunteer
Winner: Michelle Jones
Runner up: Tara Holloway
Food Sustainability Volunteer
Winner: Cwmfelinfach Community Hub
Runner up: Roger Hewitt
Sport Volunteer
Winner: Sam Palmer
Runners up: Caerphilly Tennis Club
Welsh Culture & Heritage Volunteer
Winner: Christopher Williams
Runner up: Nigel Bull

Health & Wellbeing Volunteer
Winner: Haydn Pritchard
Runner up: Mike Rees
Environmental Volunteer
Winners: Caerphilly Miners Centre Gardening Group
Runners up: John & Sue Venn
Inspirational Volunteer
Winner: Theresa Heal
Runner up: Kelly Farr
Mayor’s Civic Award
Winner: Sue Griffin
High Sheriff’s Award
Winner: Carl Jones
Cllr Sean Morgan, Leader of Caerphilly County Borough Council said, “The awards are a celebration of the endless spirit, enthusiasm and dedication of our thriving voluntary sector and I am delighted and honoured to be a part of it. 
"Volunteers are an inspiration to us all as they play such a vital role in our society. Award ceremonies like this allow us to do our little bit to recognise the positive contribution they make to so many people’s lives.”

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