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Congratulations to our inspiring Volunteer Oscars 2019 stars

The 12th Harrogate District Volunteering Oscars Winners are.....

Thank you to John Fox, all sponsors and partners and most of all the amazing volunteers who made the 12th Annual Volunteering Oscars Awards Ceremony on 1 November 2019 such an inspiring, humbling and special event. Shortlisted nominees, friends and family were invited to the Old Swan Hotel in Harrogate for a ceremony celebrating volunteering and volunteers from around our district. 

And the Winners Are........

Volunteering Oscars 2019 Winners & Highly Commended

Young Volunteer of the Year
Louis Woollven
Ripon Reading Hack Volunteers: Rebecca Edwards; Tilly Parker; Abbie Goodwin; Emily Parry; Alec Goulding; Grace Stroer-Jarvis; Eleanor Hope; Sofia Sumpter; Maeve Horsman; Lisa Thorpe; Diana Jurgina; Cassidy Weidermann; Nina Komisarek; Juliet Wright; Chola Malama; Sarah Wright; Brooke Millward; Jie Yaw; Jessica Millward; Jugo O'Neill; Zoe O'Neill                        

Care Volunteer of the Year
Belinda Atkinson              

Community Volunteer of the Year
Georgina (Georgie) Good

Highly Commended:
Jenny Travena

Environment Volunteer of the Year
The Cone Exchange

Highly Commended:
Open Country Conservation Groups

Sports Volunteer of the Year
Steve Pattison

Volunteering Team of the Year
Sir Robert Ogden End of Life Support Volunteers

Unsung Hero of Harrogate
Mark Smith

Unsung Hero of Knaresborough
Brenda Dixon

Unsung Hero of Boroughbridge & Ripon
Kevin Mason

Highly Commended: 
Daryl Ekin 

Unsung Hero of Nidderdale
Erica Spencer

New Volunteer of the Year
Naomi Ross-Gower

Highly Commended: 
Jamie Thistleton

Trustee of the Year
David Hayes

Organisation of the Year
Harrogate Theatre

Volunteer of the Year
Lauren Doherty

Lifetime Achievement Award
Pam Roberts

Congratulations too to local voluntary organisations celebrating special anniversaries this year including Ripon Scouts (100); Harrogate Round Table (70 years); Ark Ripon (50 years); Horticap (35 years); SASH, Follifoot Park Disabled Riders Group, Ripon Activity Project and Paperworks (25 years); Starbeck Summer Show (20 years); PPR Foundation and Springboard (Harrogate Homeless Project) (10 years)    

Thank you to the Harrogate Advertiser for the photo on this page