Volunteer awards 2012: SportsAble chairman is overall winner

Volunteer awards 2012: SportsAble chairman is overall winner

Francis Batt

Volunteer awards 2012: SportsAble chairman is overall winner
Sophie Christiansen handed out the 2012 volunteer awards

 Paralympic three times gold medallist Sophie Christiansen met 'champion' people from across the Royal Borough last night.

She was special guest when the annual Windsor and Maidenhead Voluntary Action (WRVA) Volunteer of the Year  awards were given out at the Eton Dorney rowing lake.

Sophie lives in Maidenhead and is patron of the disability sports club SportsAble which won the team shield during the evening.

Eileen Denny, community action co-ordinator for WMVA, said: "It was as always a lovely evening and a great celebration of volunteering in the local community.

"Having the event at Eton Dorney, and with Sophie Christiansen, complete with three gold medals, as our guest of honour also made it particularly special this year - not least because SportsAble won the Team Shield, and Sophie is their proud patron."  

Tameena Hussain of Maidenhead won the award in the under 25 category.



Full list of results:

Overall winner: (Glass Trophy)

Vivienne Davies – of SportsAble

Vivienne Davies is the overall winner in volunteer awards

Under 25 Group

Winner:  Tameena Hussain – of Aik Saath

Runners Up :

1) Teresa Goddard – of Berkshire Youth

2) Masaru Yamazaki – of WRVS Carebank

Special Recognition Shield:

Jacki Witt – of SportsAble

25 – 59 Group

Winner: Andy Small – of SportsAble & Churches Together Maidenhead

Runner Up: Heather Devany – of Riding for the Disabled

60+ Group

Winner: Sandy Ashton – of Alzheimers Dementia Support

Runner Up: Brian Boulter – of Maidenhead Heritage Centre


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