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Cornwall Celebrates Volunteering 2018

Photograph of the winners of the 2018 Cornwall Celebrates Volunteering awards

2018 was the 10th year we have held the awards and as part of Volunteer Cornwall's 40th

The awards for 2018 are as follows:

The overall Volunteer of the Year Award for the "winner of winners" was the toughest part of the selection process and the panel awarded that accolade to Jak Atter for his youth volunteering work.


Volunteer of the Year - Jak Atter (sponsored by Eden Project, Dan James)

Children & Schools - Pat Jolley Face2Face (sponsored by Cornwall Council, Charlotte Hill)

Community - Brenda Collins (sponsored by Cornwall Council, Cllr Andrew Mitchell)

Culture - Kaylie Wright, collected by Deb Rosser (sponsored by Cornwall Council, Paul Masters)

Driver - Vincent Coen (sponsored by Cornwall Council, presented by Ben Seamarks)

Environment - Sue Sayer (sponsored by Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Carolyn Cadman)

Fund Raising & Support - Bev Burt (sponsored by Cornwall Council, Jessie Hamshar)

Health & Care - Rosemary Wickett (sponsored by Duchy Health Charity, Aldyth Hambly Staite)

Personal Development - Lowenna Kaute, collected by Jenny Wilkins (sponsored by Truro & Penwith College, Cheryl Mewton)

Young Volunteer - Jak Atter (sponsored by Cornwall College Camborne, Chris Taylor)

"Host of the Year" category for the organisation that has demonstrated excellence in the way it looks after its volunteers - Merlin MS Centre (sponsored by Healthy Cornwall, Rachel Wigglesworth)

Highly Commended

Children & Schools - Fred Chadburn and Lin Marsh

Community - Lorraine Reid on behalf of Richard Warren and Graham Bray

Culture - Emily Henderson and Mike Vineer

Driver - Eddie Blackley and Jacqueline Smith

Environment - Cody & Roxy Child and Paul Crum

Fundraising & Support - Jackie Kitchener and Bernard Smith (Camborne Cancer Research UK)

Health & Care - Caitlin Dean and Joe Bar

Personal Development - Natalie Brown on behalf of Eleri Evans and Richard Hale

Young Voluneer - Connor Bolt and Holle De Lay Fay

Highly Commended Hosts - Drama Express and Treverbyn Community Hall

Of course in our eyes, every volunteer deserves recognition and whilst we cant give certificates to all 140,000 of Cornwall's volunteers, we can shine a light on their outstanding work through events like this.