Winners of the 2017 Volunteer Awards are announced

25 Jan 2017

The Churches Conservation Trust couldn’t function without its hardworking volunteers up and down the country.  It’s always so difficult to single people out but seven individuals and one team have been awarded for their exceptional efforts and commitment during the last year.  

They are:

Regional Volunteer of the Year (West) – Beverley Turner

      Regional Volunteer of the Year (South East) – Astrid Gillespie and Mickey Etches

Regional Volunteer of the Year (North) – Beryl Venables

Fundraising Volunteer of the Year – Alan Redmond

Young Volunteer of the Year – Alice and Charlotte Pain

Volunteer Team of the Year – Volunteers at Holy Trinity, Goodramgate

The winners of the awards, which are sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust were announced at a ceremony hosted by the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel and attended by supporters of the Trust.

Beverly Turner was recognised for building up support and visitor numbers at our churches in Oxfordshire. Astrid Gillespie and Mickey Etches made an enormous contribution at All Saints Church in East Horndon.  Beryl Venables has made a significant difference at the Milton Mausoleum and other churches in Nottinghamshire.  Alan Redmond has worked tirelessly to raise funds for the trust at Holy Trinity in Halstead.  Charlotte and Alice Pain were recognised for running a ground-breaking art project at St John on the Wall in Bristol and the team who keep open the busy Holy Trinity Goodramgate in York were awarded for their all their time and effort in welcoming visitors and attending to the upkeep of the building.  

We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to every single volunteer at the Trust. Your contribution is vital to keeping these beautiful and important buildings open and we would not be able to complete the amazing work we do without your hard work and dedication. 

If you would like to find out how you can help us take a look at our volunteering opportunities.