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  • Voluntary Sector and Volunteering Awards: Shortlisted individuals

    Created: 25/05/2023
    News/Events Category: FVA News

    Following last week's announcement of the organisation awards shortlist, we're now delighted to announce the individuals in the running for prizes at Fife Voluntary Action's Volunteering and Voluntary Sector Awards 2023.

    These awards recognise excellence in volunteering across Fife, with categories recognising volunteers young and old, operational and strategic, and those with stories that inspire. This is the first ceremony we've been able to hold since the pandemic, a time when we saw the power of volunteering shine through more than ever - we're delighted to once again be able to celebrate that.

    We received well over 200 nominations across the fifteen categories, and the standard across the board was as excellent as ever. 

    Keep an eye on our social media channels where we'll soon share each of the nominees' stories and show why they deserved to be shortlisted. That's not to say they were the only ones deserving - we had to make some tough decisions to narrow down the guest list to the ceremony- due to take place in Dunfermline during Volunteers' Week.

    We'd again like to thank our independent panel of judges for sifting their way through the shortlist and making the tough decisions for us:

    • Derek McEwan - (Chief Superintendent, Police Scotland)

    • Nicky Connor - (Director, Fife Health & Social Care Partnership)

    • Paula Meise - (Senior Policy Lead for Third Sector Interfaces, Scottish Government)


    2023 Volunteering and Voluntary Sector Awards Shortlist: Organisation categories

    • Active Volunteer

      • Alan Taylor | Greener Kirkcaldy

      • Andy Anderson | Crossroads Fife Befriending

      • Ruby McDonald | Active School (Auchmuty High School)

    • Mature Volunteer

      • Ella Brown | The Village Cafe - Ceres Community Cafe

      • John Kilpatrick | North East Fife Tenants and Residents Federation

      • Peter and Barbara Duff | Glenrothes and District Across Group

    • Inspirational Volunteer

      • Gary Hopton

      • Janet Kerr | Greener Kirkcaldy

      • Janette Bradley | Dunfermline Advocacy

    • Trustee/Board Member

      • Brian Robertson | FEAT

      • Kylie Christie | The Muirhead Outreach Project

      • Nicola Ross | Glenrothes Foodbank

    • Volunteer of the Year

      • Carlyn Cane | Peacocks in Pittencrieff Park 

      • Claire Woods | Tribute Events

      • Robert Ramage | Nourish Support Centre

    • Volunteering into Work

      • Casey Gillespie | Fairway Fife

      • Jim Galloway | Castle Furniture

      • Vicki Penman | Clued Up

    • Young Volunteer

      • Jade Donaghy | LINK - Adolescent Befriending Project

      • Kirsten McEwan | Fife Women's Aid

      • Nicole Donnachie | Guide Dogs Scotland

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