On Saturday 24 June, we celebrated the fantastic achievements of our dedicated fundraising volunteers at our second Fundraising Volunteer Awards Ceremony, held at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool.

Joining us as compere for the evening was Huntington’s disease ambassador and spokesperson Charles Sabine, who congratulated each nominee for their wonderful contribution to the Huntington’s community and shared his own experiences of raising awareness.

There were two awards up for grabs in the Most Inspiring Volunteer category, and one award available in the new category of Young Volunteer of the Year.

There were a staggering 17 nominees for Most Inspiring Volunteer and six nominees for Young Volunteer of the Year.

The winners, chosen by public vote from the group of nominees, were:

  • Young Volunteer of the Year 2017 - Henry Vervoorts
  • Most Inspiring Volunteer 2017 – Margaret Cairney and Mary Wormleighton

There was also a special discretionary award, Friend of the HDA, which was presented to volunteer Les Shan for his dedication to helping the HDA with his professional IT experience over many years.

Award winner Margaret Cairney said: “When I was contacted to say I had been put forward for the award I never dreamt I’d hear any more about it, never mind be invited to the awards in Liverpool and to actually go on to win! There are such great volunteers out there, I am just one of many. With or without an award I enjoy every minute of raising awareness and fundraising. I’d like to thank my friends, family and local community who support the events we hold each year.”

Winner Mary Wormleighton said: “I was thrilled to bits. There is no way could I have done it without the support of my friends and family. It was a really special night. The evening was a humbling experience as everyone in the room works so hard."

Huge thanks to all the winners, nominees and each and every person who raises funds and awareness of Huntington’s disease on behalf of the HDA. We couldn’t do what we do without you.

Thank you to headline sponsor Exemplar Healthcare, and award sponsors Nutricia and Diligence for making these awards possible.

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Photos from the awards

Most Inspiring Volunteer

Young Volunteer of the Year

Categories: fundraising

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