Volunteers' Week

Published on 1 June 2015 Categories: Awards,  Events,  Volunteers' Week

Volunteers' Week takes place from 1st-7th June every year. Volunteers’ Week is about celebrating volunteers and volunteering. This event acknowledges the wide range of volunteering involvement in Midlothian; it recognises the contribution of volunteers and rewards them for their dedication and commitment.

Our annual Volunteers' Week Awards Ceremony took place at Newbattle Abbey College on Thursday 4 June 2015.

Award Winners 2015

Service to the Community Award

presented by Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson, Police Scotland

Winner: Sandra Lawson, Highbank Day Centre

Health & Wellbeing Award

presented by Allister Short, Midlothian Council - Head of Healthcare, Midlothian Health & Social Partnership

Winner: Beeslack Family Disabled Club

Preservation of our Environment & Heritage Award

presented by Kate Goan, EDF Energy

Winner: Rowan Group

Inspiring Young Volunteer Award

presented by Annette Lang, Midlothian Council - Lifelong Learning & Employability Service

Winner: Beadazzling Volunteers

Long Service to Volunteering Award

presented by Geoff Dawe and Margaret Meikle, The Rotary of Esk Valley

Winner: Cancer Research UK Volunteers

Volunteer Team of the Year Award

presented by Sir Robert Clerk,  Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian

Winner: Home Link Family Support Volunteers

Saltire Summit Awards

presented by Natalie Christison, Volunteer Midlothian

Winners: Jessica Wilkinson, Jordan Donald, Tommy Flanagan, Holly Heatley & Thomas Gray

Volunteer Managers Award

presented by Gordon McCubbing, SQA

Winner: Fiona Inglis, Rosewell Development Trust

Pictured below are all of the 2015 award winners.

Our Sponsors & Supporters

This event could not be made possible without the help of our sponsors & supporters: SQA, EDF Energy, Midlothian Council - Head of Healthcare, Midlothian Health and Social Partnership, Midlothian Council - Lifelong Learning & Employability Service, Police Scotland, The Rotary Club of Esk Valley and Newbattle Abbey College.