The Churches Conservation Trust Volunteer Annual Awards 2016

11 Nov 2016

Nominations now open for Volunteer Annual Awards

Each year the CCT celebrates the enormous contribution of its volunteers and gives special thanks to those who went the extra mile through the Volunteer Annual Awards, sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust.

We are pleased to confirm the following award categories for 2016:

  • Regional Volunteer of the Year: An award of £500 and certificate will be made to each of the regions – North, South East and West.
  • Young Volunteer of the Year: An award of £500 and certificate to a young person under the age of 25.
  • National Fundraiser of the Year: An award of £500 and certificate made to a volunteer who has made a particularly valuable contribution in a fundraising capacity. 
  • Volunteer Team of the Year: An award of £500 and certificate to a volunteer team or friends group who have carried out successful projects, events or activities together.

Take a look at one of last year’s winners

Harriet Tupper received the award for National Fundraiser of the Year in recognition of the excellent ‘Pop up Opera’ she organises at St Margaret of Antioch’s church in Leigh Delamere in Wiltshire. In the past two years the event has become a social highlight in the local calendar and has so far raised £1,000 for CCT.

Regional Volunteering Officer for The Churches Conservation Trust, Ed McGregor said of Harriet:

"It’s been a real joy to see how Harriet has developed this wonderful 'event', although soon I think it can safely be called an 'institution', at St Margaret’s church. Her personal commitment to this endeavour is overwhelming – not many people would invite a theatre crew to stay in their home! – and she’s been so willing to share her learning and experiences to help the CCT. I only hope it doesn’t sell out in hours like previous years so I can get a ticket this year!"

Dr Loyd Grossman CBE FSA, previous Chairman, said:

"Many of our churches would not survive if it weren’t for the dedication of our hundreds of volunteers. As Chairman of the Trust, meeting volunteers over the years has been a highlight; I’ve been consistently impressed with the passion they have shown for caring for these important buildings. I am delighted to have the opportunity to show our gratitude for all that they do and to celebrate their achievements at our 5th Annual Volunteer of the Year awards ceremony."

Nominations now open

Nomination forms can be found here.

The closing date for nominations is 5.00pm Wednesday 30th November 2016.

Nominations are invited from both volunteers and CCT staff.

For more information, email volunteering@thecct.org.uk or telephone 020 7841 0400.

More information about the event will be available soon.