? WINNER ANNOUNCEMENT ?
Thank you to everyone who attended our series of Volunteers’ Week Awards over the past week! We were delighted to see so many familiar faces and to be able to bring together volunteers and organisations for a celebration of their achievements over the past year.
Our local awards were designed to spotlight the amazing efforts going on at a grassroots level across our community, shining a light on the achievements and dedication of local people helping to shape their own communities.
Local award winners then joined us on tonight (Thursday 9th June) for a special celebration at our County-Wide Awards, which took place at Tullibody Civic Centre.
Winners from each of the five local areas were then put forward for the overall County-Wide Award in their category, with their efforts and achievements being recognised as being truly outstanding at a County-Wide level.
We are delighted to share the winners award category:
?Trustee of the Year ?
Chris Calder – Tullibody Community Development Trust
A snippet from Chris’s nomination:
Chris is a trustee of TCDT and has been so from the beginning of their journey to community ownership and all that entailed. She also was instrumental in setting up the “kitchen garden” laying slabs, building sheds and greenhouses, cultivating and planting produce to be used in the trust’s cafe. Chris is also the chairperson for the history group based in heritage centre within the civic, organising talks, presentations, making from scratch a model of Tullibody Village from yesteryear.
?Young Person of the Year ?
Travis Parker – Vital Spark Racing CIC
A snippet from Travis’s nomination:
Travis was an extremely introvert, shy with difficulties to communicate when he started our training program after being referred by Skills Development Scotland. After some time with us, he started to gain self-confidence, while opening, he related his passion for e-bikes. With this information, we mentored him to becoming an e-bike tutor in our organisation. Although it is early days, Travis is tutoring a group of 8 individuals and carrying this out extremely successfully. The extraordinary change in Travis in a matter of months is quite remarkable and he deserves recognition for his achievements.
He was awarded with his 100-hour Saltire Award in February 2022 and is continuing to progress.
?Community Group of the Year ?
Tullibody Community Garden
A snippet from their nomination:
Tullibody Community Garden is a volunteer led initiative, they involve the wider community and offer a safe community space for everyone, they offer a wide range of activities suitable for all ages and abilities. They support the health and wellbeing of local people as well as learning to grow fruit and vegetables.
?Outstanding Individual Community Contribution ?
Colin Partington – Resonate Together
Colin will be 87 this year and he has more energy to serve our community than many of us put together! Colin has been consistently supporting the community of Alloa throughout the last few years; he has been the lead volunteer running four workshops per week to enable people through covid to connect and overcome their isolation; and he has even just moved house, to come live in the Alloa area, so he can help more. He is a kind, genuine and always positive individual who is a shining example of encouragement to the full diversity of our community.
Please join us in congratulating our award winners for their fantastic achievements. We’d also like to recognise the tremendous efforts of our Local Award Winners and runners up, their ongoing contribution is helping to shape our local communities.