Group Award Nominations
ACTivate Your Life Presenters
ACTivate Your Life - Affected By Cancer is a support service run by volunteer course presenters and one member of Tenovus Cancer Care staff.
The task of ensuring people affected by cancer benefit from ACTivate Your Life lies entirely with this fantastic team of volunteers. Over the last year they have run 12 sessions and seen around 100 people.
As well as delivering the service, the team also promote it in new areas; the charity wouldn’t have the resource to do this without them.
These volunteers span the country and are so supportive of each other. The relationships they build and the extra work they put in makes each course a full experience for participants.
They get involved in making tweaks and they will be integral in ensuring the sustainable growth and development of the service. Put simply, this course wouldn’t be possible without its volunteers.
Romsey Shop Team
Every single one of the Romsey Shop Team deserves to be recognised.
Sean is the muscle man. Need anything lifting, he’s your guy. John welcomes everyone with a smile and has the best sense of humour. Ellie has volunteered for over ten years and gives the best advice regarding pricing. Janet and Brenda ‘The Chuckle Sisters’ are constantly laughing and bringing joy to the shop. Mena always goes out of her way to help, from getting posters made to dying her hair pink. Lizzie strives to do her best every time she’s in the shop. If you ever need a chat, she’s there for you. Elaine is an amazing worker, she’ll put her hand to absolutely anything. Malcolm is a super steamer, he’s very cheeky and loves a laugh. You only have to listen to Diane to know that she’s enjoying volunteering. John drives stock to other shops around the region, a sometimes tricky task. He’s only been at the shop a couple of months but hope to have him here for a long time.
Wrexham Crafty Choristers
Formed from members of the local Sing with Us choir and Friends of Tenovus Cancer Care Group, Wrexham Crafty Choristers come together a few times a month to create some really lovely craft items.
The group try their hand at everything from cards to knitting and mixed media with some members branching out into flower arranging classes.
The group has been a great way to allow not just choristers but members from outside the choir to get involved and help raise money in a creative way. They regularly host sale tables at local events and give up a lot of their time to raise money for the charity.
The Group Volunteer Award is kindly sponsored by Go Compare.
GoCompare is a Newport-based tech company who aim to save customers time and money through their online price comparison service.
“We’re proud to sponsor the Group Award at this year’s Tenovus Cancer Care Volunteer Awards. We believe that when we pull together, we can make a difference and our staff embrace this philosophy every day. Sponsoring this award allows us to support other groups as they help those affected by cancer.”