The NCT Volunteer Awards 2009, sponsored by Pampers, recognise the hard work, enthusiasm and dedication of volunteers to helping new parents. Winners will receive their award at the NCT annual conference in Swansea, 27th – 28th June.
A high volume of nominations were received for six different categories, all recognising and appreciating the work volunteers have done for the NCT and their contribution to supporting local parents in their branch areas.
The NCT has over 4,700 registered volunteers (and many more who help on an occasional basis) who give their time, energy, skills and expertise in more than 300 branches throughout the UK.
The categories recognise the excellent dedication of local branch volunteers and the winners are:
Bumps & Babies Group of the Year winner – NCT St Neots and District Branch
Highly Commended: NCT Birmingham North and District branch, NCT North & East Northamptonshire branch, NCT Glossop & District branch.
Communication of the Year winner– NCT Chorley and Leyland branch
Highly Commended: NCT Cambridge branch, NCT St Albans & District.
Fundraising Success (Large branch – more than 100 members) winner– NCT Sutton, Epsom & District.
Highly Commended: NCT Peterborough branch. NCT Coventry branch. and NCT St Albans & District branch.
Fundraising Success (Small branch – less than 100 members) winner– NCT Loughborough branch.
Highly Commended: NCT Uttoxeter branch and NCT Newham branch.
Local Campaigner of the Year winner– NCT Bexley & District branch, Bromley & Chislehurst branch, Lewisham & Greenwich branch, all working together
Reaching Out winner – NCT Petersfield & Liss branch
Highly Commended: NCT Basildon, Billericay and Wickford branch and NCT High Peak branch.
Ruth Howard, Branch Support Manager at the NCT charity said, “These awards provide an excellent opportunity to highlight and celebrate examples of hard work and commitment by NCT volunteers in our local branches and we hope they may inspire others to get involved.”
For full details of the Award winners and the highly commended volunteers, see attached document Volunteer Awards 2009. The winners were announced to members during National Volunteers Week, 1st - 7th June, and the winners will receive their awards at the NCT annual conference, taking place in Swansea, 27th – 28th June 2009.
The NCT is the UK's leading charity on pregnancy, birth and early parenthood - we're with parents all the way from bump to baby. The NCT is a trusted charity that provides expert-led classes, evidence based information and practical and emotional support through 300 UK-wide branch networks and we campaign for better maternity care.
The NCT Volunteers Awards 2009 and the NCT annual conference are sponsored by Pampers.