2020 Winners Announced by Rev Kate Bottley 

Yorkshire Women
Volunteer Awards 2022

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NEXT EVENT MAY 2022 Venue to be confirmed

Please Contact us for sponsorship opportunities 

Overall Sponsor & Award Sponsors May 2022, 11.30-4.30pm

Benefitting charities NSPCC, ChildLine & Children’s Literature Festivals

Prossecco Reception  –  3 course lunch – entertainment & Awards

Contact: 0800 0016051 info@eliziamevents.com

 

About

Founder: Christina Gabbitas wants to recognise volunteers throughout North, East, West and South Yorkshire who go above and beyond to help others and causes , provide emotional and social support, inspire, motivate and play a key role in supporting or fundraising for a range of projects and activities. Our annual volunteer awards will recognise the incredible contribution that volunteers make.

Our first event was held on 8th May 2019 and was huge success, recognising many inspirational women who spend their time volunteering to help others. The event will now be an annual event in Yorkshire. The awards will be made in 6 categories, with prizes and recognition for a winner in each category.

SPECIAL NOTE: Our original date of May 2020 has been rescheduled numerous times but due to the ever changing circumstances of Covid 19 we have taken the decision to shortlist and recognise winners on the 11th December 2020. We are very grateful to all who sent nominations into us. This event is run by volunteers and ordinarily raises funds for charity Childline and Children’s Literature Festivals but unfortunately this year has been made very difficult without holding an ‘in person’ event.

All winners will receive an award via post or socially distanced delivery by our volunteer Christina Gabbitas.

Presenter 2021

Rev’d Kate Bottley

Read Kate's Biog
Originally from Sheffield, the Reverend Kate Bottley is a priest in North Nottinghamshire. Ordained in 2008, she is passionate about bringing stories of faith and belief to the widest audience possible. Kate was not raised in a church-going family, and started going to church because she fancied the local vicar’s son. They have been married since 1998 and have two children.

In 2012 Kate did a dance as part of a wedding flashmob which subsequently went viral, with more than seven million hits on YouTube; it was this that led to her being approached by Channel 4’s BAFTA and National Television Award-winning series show Gogglebox.

Kate presents BBC Radio 2’s weekly show, Good Morning Sunday, with Jason Mohammed. She is a frequent guest contributor on BBC Radio 2’s Pause for Thought on The Chris Evans’ Breakfast Show and presented the station’s The Sunday Hour.

Kate is regular presenter on Songs of Praise (BBC 1). She fronted Alone With the In-Laws (Studio Lambert/BBC 2) and In The Footsteps of Judas, a flagship Easter documentary for BBC 1.

Kate has also made guest appearances on Celebrity Masterchef, Hairy Bikers Cracking ChristmasThe One ShowRip Off Britain (BBC 1) and 8 Out of 10 Cats (Channel 4). In 2017, Kate journeyed to Camino de Santiago for BBC2’s The Pilgrimage.

Kate has written for a variety of newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, The Independent and Radio Times.

She is taking a break from full-time parish ministry, but will continue to take church services and officiate at weddings and funerals, as part of a wider remit which will include writing and broadcasting projects.

Kate loves telly and dancing. Her karaoke songs of choice are 9 to 5 or Ice, Ice Baby. She is owned by a seven year old retired racing greyhound called Buster.

Reverend Kate Bottley is available for after dinner speeches, motivational talks and conference speaking.
 Twitter @revkatebottley

Care Volunteer Award

Corporate Volunteering Award

Community Volunteering Award

Young Volunteer Award

Sport Volunteer Award

Project Volunteer Award

There will be an additional award for Outstanding Volunteer of the Year which will be made by our judges, after reviewing all of the nominations.

Benefitting Charities

Nominations Closed Feb 2020

 

To nominate a volunteer, please review the nomination criteria for each category and complete the nomination form explaining how the person or organisation meet this criteria.

If you require any further information, please call: 0800 0016051

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Volunteer Awards Criteria

Corporate Volunteer Award

This award recognises the contribution of a company or organisation which has supported a charity work through volunteering,.

Nominations should include the following:

  • Description of the corporate volunteering activities.
  • Explanation of how these activities support others.
  • Description of any ongoing relationship.

Community Volunteering Award

This award recognises the contribution of an individual or group who has used their initiative and made a difference to their community by taking part in fundraising or awareness raising activities on behalf of a charity.

Nominations should include the following:

  • Description of what the individual or group has done.
  • Explanation of how these activities go above and beyond the usual volunteering roles.
  • Explanation of how these activities support the community.

Care Volunteer Award

This award recognises the contribution of an individual within Care and Support who has shown great dedication for supporting vulnerable members of the community

Sport Volunteer Award

Volunteers who help make sport work are all over Yorkshire, individuals give up their time to help boost their communities in many different ways, and you don’t need to be a qualified coach to help make a difference.

We want to hear about volunteers who have made a positive impact on other individuals or a group.

Project Volunteer Award

This award is open to any volunteer

Nominations should include the following:

  • Description of the volunteering role and how long they have been volunteering.
  • Explanation of how these activities have supported and helped others.
  • Description of how volunteering has helped their own personal development.

Young Volunteer Award

This award is open to any female volunteer under the age of 25

Nominations should include the following:

  • Description of the volunteering role and how long they have been volunteering.
  • Explanation of how these activities support the work of the organisation or team they have been placed with.
  • Description of how volunteering has helped their own personal development.

Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award

This award is selected by the judging panel from the nominations received