Harrogate Volunteer Oscars 2015: Winners revealed

Lifetime Volunteer winner Audrey Summersgill.
Lifetime Volunteer winner Audrey Summersgill.

The winners of the 2015 Harrogate and District Volunteering Oscars were revealed at a glittering ceremony on Friday night.

The awards, organised by former mayor of the borough, Coun John Fox and the Harrogate Advertiser Series, celebrated the tremendous work done by volunteers in our community.

Coun Fox presented the awards with Jean MacQuarrie, Editor of the Harrogate Advertiser Series.

Congratulations to all those who were nominated.

2015 winners

Lifetime Volunteer - Audrey Summersgill

Volunteer of the Year - Emma Lofthouse

Young Volunteers of the year - Daisy Howe, Holly Todd

Highly commended: Harriet Aird, Laura Best, Becky Bowe, Nicki Hall, Georgia O’Neill, Leah Osborn, Siobhan Paines, Joseph Priestley

Care Volunteer of the Year: Ann Burrell

Highly Commended: Irene Taylor, Susan Tetley

Community Volunteer of the year: Jane Blayney

Highly Commended: 2nd Ripon Methodist Brownies - April Martin, Gemma Martin and Vicky Spears, Michelle Chevlin, Bill Clarke,Tom and Linda Clough, Yvonne Covell, Linda Macrow, Jennifer Tate

Environment Volunteer of the Year: Simon Warwick

Sports Volunteer of the Year: Yvonna Covell

Wildlife Volunteer of the Year: Carolyn Rothwell

Highly Commended: Terry Knowles, Audrey Summersgill

Unsung Hero - Harrogate: Sue Grant

Highly Commended: Marjorie Horsman

Unsung Hero - Knaresborough: Sheila Bradley-Smith

Unsung Hero - Ripon and Boroughbridge: Mary Knoll

Highly Commended: Roy and Drene Brooks

Unsung Hero - Nidderdale: Terry Knowles

New Volunteer of the Year: Roger Busby (and Alfie)

Highly Commended: Anton Clarkson

Trustee of the Year: Rev Tim Hurren

Highly Commended: Andrew Newton

Organisation of the Year: Open Country

Highly Commended: Boroughbridge Community Care, Washburn Heritage Centre.

Corporate Engagement Award: Covance

Highly Commended: Lifeline Through Football