The annual NCT Stars Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements, hard work and dedication of our volunteers and practitioners who make a fantastic contribution to the Charity’s work by providing services and supporting parents and parents-to-be across the UK at an incredibly important time in their lives.
New for 2017
- Four revised award categories, including two new team awards
- In each category individuals and teams can enter themselves or be nominated by someone else
- Vote for the winners in your region
Online voting has now closed and we are excited to reveal the winners of the 2017 NCT Stars Awards regional heats in the following categories.
Volunteer of the Year
This award is for an NCT volunteer who has gone above and beyond expectations and made a significant impact on parents' lives and wellbeing.
The winners are:
East Midlands - Tracey Jervis, Bassetlaw
East of England - Sacha Bedford, St Albans & District
London - Joanna Dunbar, Croydon
North East - Julie-Anne Stephenson, Teesside
North West - Caroline Campbell, Tameside
Northern Ireland - Claire Hackett, Tyrone, Armagh & Down
Scotland - Vivienne Cruddace, Aberdeen City and Shire
South Central - Helen Carp, Reading
South East - Sharon Cole, Woking
South West - Jo Woodman, Salisbury & South Wiltshire
Wales - Elgan Owen, Aberconwy & Colwyn
West Midlands - Paul Fellows, Wolverhampton
Yorkshire & the Humber - Nicky Logan, Hambleton & District
Practitioner of the Year
This award is for an NCT practitioner who, either through their paid practitioner or volunteer roles, has gone above and beyond expectations and made a significant impact on parents' lives and wellbeing.
The winners are:
East Midlands - Rebecca Cumming, Derby & District
East of England - Candice Lattimore, Cambridge
London - Liz Lambourn, Twickenham, Hounslow & District
North West - Di Langhorn, Chester
Scotland - Abigail Twigger, Aberdeen City and Shire
South Central - Joanna Dixon, Wokingham
South East - Christine Griffin, Worthing
South West - Katherine Woodbury, Frome
Wales - Bronwen Rashad, Monmouth and District
West Midlands - Mair Sherliker, Malvern Hills
Yorkshire & the Humber - Allison Thambyrajah, Hambleton & District
Volunteer Team of the Year
This award is for a volunteer team in a branch that has gone above and beyond expectations to expand local services and extend the support provided to new and expectant parents.
The winners are:
East Midlands - NCT Bassetlaw Branch Team
East of England - NCT Chelmsford Nearly New Sale Team
London - NCT Wimbledon & District Branch Team
North East - NCT Teesside Branch Team
North West - NCT Tameside Branch Team
Northern Ireland - NCT Tyrone, Armagh & Down Branch Team
Scotland - NCT Aberdeen City and Shire Sling Library Team
South Central - NCT Abingdon Branch Team
South East - NCT Mid Sussex Saturday Family Group Team
South West - NCT Taunton Branch Team
Wales - NCT Aberconwy & Colwyn Baby Changing Tent Team
West Midlands - NCT Malvern Hills, Mondays up the Malverns Team
Yorkshire & the Humber - NCT Doncaster Branch Team
NCT Team of the Year
This award is for an NCT team that has demonstrated excellence in working together to support parents in their First 1,000 days to have the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. The team may include volunteers, practitioners and/or other NCT colleagues.
Nominees in this category were not included in the online regional voting process and are going straight through to national judging.
How are the National winners chosen?
The regional winners will now be put forward to the national heat, along with the NCT Team of the Year shortlisted nominations.
The national heat will be judged by a panel of staff, trustees, senior volunteers and practice team members as well as at least one person from outside of NCT.
When will the winners be announced?
The National NCT Stars Awards will be presented at an event in Central London on 4 November 2017.