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Young Volunteer Award 2019

Volunteer Awards 2019

Young Award Nominations

Debbie McCarthy

Debbie volunteers at her local Tenovus Cancer Care shop in Treorchy. Over the last year she has taken on the responsibilities she’s been given with enthusiasm.

She gets on well with the other volunteers, customers and staff, and works well in the team. She shows great respect to the older volunteers and is very helpful and kind. If she’s been given a job to do, she gives it a lot of thought and if needed she researches into it.

Her confidence and ability to run the shop has grown and she always wants to learn more. When asked, she will take charge of the shop in a very competent manner. Not many young people will do the sort of role Debbie is doing without wanting something in return. She just carries on in her own style and always with a smile on her face.

Geraint Luther

Geraint began volunteering with Tenovus Cancer Care as a photographer at our Volunteer Awards ceremony in 2018.

He was just starting out as a photographer and he’s gone on to photograph several other events for the charity, developing his skills and confidence. He takes the time to understand the brief and what is asked of him.

He’s always helpful, professional and enthusiastic, and an absolute pleasure to work with. He has all of the qualities you need to have when doing what is quite a high-pressured role.

Manisha Dass

Manisha is a Tenovus Cancer Care and KESS2-funded PhD student. She’s only part way through her PhD but has already gone above and beyond expectations.

She’s always willing to help and comes up with unique ideas, going out of her comfort zone to help the charity and those affected by cancer.

Manisha has hosted a lab tour, volunteered at Coleg Gwent, in her local shop, and at various events. She took part in World Cancer Day on social media, and helps to tackle prostate cancer via her research.

Manisha has also created content for the charity’s Youtube channel, creating videos that deal sensitively with very important and emotive topics.

Manisha’s intelligence and enthusiasm is seemingly inexhaustible. Without her, and people like her, the charity wouldn’t be able to share the scientific research it funds in this creative way, and to so many people.

The Young Volunteer Award is kindly sponsored by Print Sauce.

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Print Sauce is a full-service signage company that offers internal and external branding, displays and vehicle graphics. They work with businesses from all sectors and cover all of England and Wales. Print Sauce is ISO9001 accredited and nationally recognised with awards from the British Signage Association.

“We chose to sponsor the Young Award because we’re passionate about supporting young people through our business. We have work experience students; take on staff through apprenticeship and Jobs Growth Wales schemes, as well as providing inspirational talks in schools to students about self-employment and business.”