London,
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November
2015
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Celebrating Camden's volunteers

The Camden 50 Volunteering Awards honoured some the borough's most exceptional volunteers at a ceremony hosted by the Mayor at the Town Hall.

As part of the borough’s 50th birthday celebrations, we put out a call to find exceptional volunteers in recognition of all those who give their time to help others in the borough. We had a fantastic response, including nominations from a wide range of charities as well as schools, faith groups and tenants and residents associations.

The judging panel included the Mayor of Camden Councillor Larraine Revah, Tulip Siddiq MP, Keir Starmer MP and Sir Ian Johnston CBE QPM DL. The awards were presented across ten categories and a volunteer from each was presented with a certificate from the Mayor.

Categories and recipients of the Camden 50 Volunteering Awards:

  • Young person (Under 18): Iggy Fiore

  • Older person (60 plus): Bunmi Osula

  • Trustee: Aluat Biong
  • New volunteer (Started volunteering within the last year): Mimoza Arifi

  • Long standing volunteer (more than five years): Eileen McMohan

  • Volunteer who has overcome a personal challenge to volunteer: Saba Mirza

  • Volunteer who has transformed lives: John Smith

  • Employee volunteer who volunteers through their workplace: Karen Landles (Exterion Media)

  • Group of volunteers who have made an exceptional contribution: Camden Baby Feeding Team

  • Special award for the most exceptional people who have volunteered in the borough of Camden for 50 years or more: Andreas Avgoustis, Joan Cooney, Barbara Hughes

There are so many ways to give back to your local community through volunteering. Thank you again to everyone who took the time to make a nomination, and to the many exceptional volunteers across the borough.

More information:

To find out more about volunteering in Camden, go to camden.gov.uk/volunteering or contact Volunteer Centre Camden to find opportunities near you.