Colwyn’s Bay Volunteer Award Winners Named


THE Colwyn Bay City Council announced the winners of the Colwyn Bay Volunteer of the Year Award.

The nominations were reviewed by the Volunteer Awards Committee, which includes representatives from the local community and Community and Voluntary Support Conwy (CVSC).

The awards were presented at the end of last month and the winners in each category received a slate plaque and certificate from Mayor Merrill Jones.

The winners of the Bay of Colwyn Volunteer Awards 2020 are:

• Adult (25-64 years old): Peter Meredith

• Adult (65+): Rita Thomas

• Young: Alice Outten

• Group: Colwyn Bay Hospital League of Friends

• Volunteer / Green Group: Rhos Pickers

• Additional prize: John Arthur Jones

• Highly recommended certificates were also presented to adult volunteers Jeanette Creber, Catherine Davies and Joan Mercer.

For 2021, the Colwyn Bay City Council invited nominations for “local heroes,” those who during the pandemic went above and beyond what is generally expected to help others in our local community.

From those who have collected / delivered groceries and prescriptions for the elderly or those who protect, to those who have provided food parcels or home cooked meals to needy families, to those who have given of their time and a A friendly ear to those isolated in their own homes, or those who used their daily exercise to help clean up or green their local community – there were many examples of extraordinary kindness and generosity.

The winners of the 2021 Bay of Colwyn Volunteer Awards are:

• John Davies Memorial Award for Volunteering: Chicago 1935

• Adult (25-64 years old): Jan Dock

• Adult (65+): Polly Leavers

• Young: Liam Dennis

• Another group: Create volunteers for the well-being in the company

• Additional prize: John L Thomas

• Highly recommended certificates were presented to Adult Volunteers Hannah Fleet, Stephen Jones, Christine Matthews, Caroline Gray, Rob Irvine, Alex While and Jonathan Young, and Group Volunteers: Chicago 1935.

Cllr Jones said: “Since my election as Mayor in May, I have been delighted to have had the opportunity to visit a number of local clubs, volunteer groups and other organizations and see first-hand the time and effort that members of our community devote. ready to give to volunteer causes and those organizations that are busy helping and supporting others in our community.

“This community spirit is evident throughout our region and is both welcomed and supported by everyone on City Council. ”

Colwyn’s Bay City Council is calling for nominations for its 2021/22 Volunteer of the Year Awards. There are seven categories of nomination:

• Young (under 25), or group of young people

• Adult (25-64 years old)

• Adult (65 years and over)

• Volunteer or green group

• Trustee

• Other groups (two or more people, whether informal or formally constituted)

• Additional category (for those who do not meet the criteria of the other six categories)

City Clerk Tina Earley said: “We are now in the tenth year of our Volunteer Awards, which have been introduced to recognize the valuable contribution of our many volunteers and local volunteer groups, who demonstrate selflessness, dedication and service to the local community and are an inspiration to others.

“This is our annual opportunity to thank you and I urge you all to think about the other unsung heroes in your community and consider nominating someone you know for our awards. ”

The deadline for receipt of applications is January 31.

Application forms and guidelines are available online at or by email at [email protected]

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