Runnymede and Spelthorne Volunteer Awards

Runnymede and Spelthorne Volunteer Awards

Issued: June 2019

The Runnymede and Spelthorne Volunteer Awards held on Tuesday 4 June recognised and celebrated the dedication of local volunteers honouring those who have made a positive impact on our community. The awards ceremony held at Royal Holloway University London, are hosted by Royal Holloway Volunteering and Voluntary Support North Surrey, with the support of Runnymede and Spelthorne Borough Councils, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

The guest speaker was Wendy Solesbury MBE, National Youth Development Manager for British Red Cross, with a clear message of the "power of kindness". Revelaires, a local amateur dance company put on a special performance to the enjoyment of the crowd.

This year the judging panel included Phil Simcock, Community Action Volunteer Manager at Royal Holloway University of London, Arthur Birkby, Chairman of Voluntary Support North Surrey, and representatives from Enterprise and the Runnymede and Spelthorne Borough Councils.

It was a wonderful evening, with awards presented by the mayors of Runnymede and Spelthorne, celebrating the hard work and dedication of the volunteers in our community.

We have various opportunities for volunteers in Spelthorne including Walking for Health, Cycling for Health, community gardening, sports clubs, community centres. Unemployed people can also find volunteering and work experiences opportunities through the Job Centre.

Congratulations to all winners and in particular residents from our borough for their commitment and enthusiasm.




Lifetime Achievement in Volunteering

Mary Jeffrey, The Community of Stanwell

Inspirational Volunteer Award

James Brian, 1st Englefield Scouts

Individual Volunteer Award

Terri Pilgrem, Queen Mary Sailability

Supporting Individuals in Need

Malcolm and Julie Lee, Heathrow Special Needs Farm

Long Service Award

Anne Prevost, Elmbridge and Runneymede Talking Newspaper

Young Volunteer Award

Lewis Fitch, 3rd Ashford Scouts and Courtney Green, Contact The Elderly Tea Party

Best Volunteer Team

Egham Constellations and The Penrose Club

Digital Support Award

Richard Howles, Elmbridge and Runnymede Talking Newspaper

Engagement in The Community Award

Anne Marie Goodacre, Stanwell Foodbank and Stanwell Events.

Volunteering in Sport Award

Ken Halse, Staines Town Juniors Football Club

The Mayor of Spelthorne's Cup

Purple Angels - Spelthorne Dementia Support



Further information on volunteering can be found at

14 June 2019