Celebrating local volunteers during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Year

Why a Volunteer Awards scheme?

The voluntary sector has not been immune to the struggle of the past two years, far from it. We know just how hard you have worked not only delivering your existing objectives, but also expanding your work and even setting up new community projects to support residents through the pandemic.

You were there championing the voluntary sector before the pandemic; you are there now and are a fundamental part of what makes Horsham District such a fantastic place to live, work and visit.  And that’s what we wanted to celebrate this year during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and Volunteers' Week.

The winners of the inaugural Horsham District Volunteer Awards were announced in Horsham’s Carfax on Friday 3 June 2022 at a special presentation ceremony presented by the District Council Chairman Kate Rowbottom and High Sherriff James Whitmore.

The winners of the Community Volunteers Award 2022

Biggest Heart Award

Jo Petty from Ten Little Toes

Dream Team Award

The Henfield Haven Volunteers

Long Service Award 

Mandy Bradley from Horsham and Crawley Samaritans

Outstanding Contribution Award

Richard Harris for his work with Horsham & Shipley Community Project, Covid Vaccination sites, Horsham Tigers Youth Football and Roffey Football Club

Permanent Smile Award

Etta Vallance from Rangers Lodge Wildlife Hospital

Trustee of the Year

Jo Eames, Sue Pannell and Jane Casey from The Horsham Refugee Support Group

Young Volunteer of the Year

Catherine Sleeman from Sussex Green Living

Voluntary Sector Support Special Recognition Award

Denise Campbell from  Billingshurst Community Partnership.

Community Volunteer Award Winners 2022

In line with Horsham District Council's commitment to sustainability, the trophies awarded to the winners were hand turned and upcycled from reclaimed oak stair treads. With thanks to skilled craftsman, Peter Kelly, a volunteer himself at Amberley Museum and West Sussex Wood Turners.

Who do I contact for more information?

Voluntary Sector Support

If the eight winners have inspired you to get involved in volunteering locally, visit the Voluntary Sector Support website to find out more: www.volunteerhorshamdistrict.co.uk

Telephone: 01403 215191.

Email: volunteering@horsham.gov.uk