The Only National Awards For Non-Medical / Non-Clinical NHS Staff & Volunteers
Volunteer of the year
Individual or Team Nomination?
In these challenging times, nominators were asked to show how the nominee had demonstrated the following qualities:
- Exceptional work ethic - going above and beyond their job description, especially in the past 12 months.
- Outstanding achievement/s in work or outside of the organisation where relevant.
- Drive for innovation and proactive leadership in these challenging times.
- High level of interpersonal skills, such as kindness, empathy, loyalty and thoughtfulness to staff and patients.
- A resilience considering Covid to their role and to the health and wellbeing of their colleagues.
Nominee's story :
Ruth who is 15 has been fundraising since we lost a friend she choreographed dance in her memory and before lockdown performed it everywhere she could to raise money for a local hospice Ruth raised over £4500 for the hospice but then just didn’t stop raise carried on fundraising raising money for a young boy who had a rare cancer she set on raising money at a cake and coffee sale that she performed another dance which she choreographed for him raising £605 paying for him to go to London with his family as this was one of his bucket Wish List to see the Lion King she then continued to fundraise for him to help to have a ride in a Spitfire plane Ruth then found a little girl Who had had a brain tumour she was only five and have been through so much Ruth decided to grant her a wish of becoming a princess for the day Ruth raised enough money to buy her a carriage ride and some Disney princess gifts also being able to get a real princess to come to meet and greet her when lockdown came Ruth was determined to keep helping charities that really needed help as they have been badly affected by the coronavirus so she continue to fund raise even in lockdown dancing for 100 hours raising more money for different charities like mind the homeless women Aid & demelza children hospice she set herself many targets of dancing painting Raffles and even an online dog show Ruth has showed dedication and passion to help others when needed she also found a little boy he had a rare life limiting condition and needed a ramp to get onto his garden so she set a self 11 challenges over 11 days to raise £2000 for him this was still in lockdown and was able to do it in six days he now has access to his garden with his wheelchair Ruth also saw on the tv Captain Tom challenge she was straightaway said I’ll do that she took on the challenge of doing 100 getting up onto her point shoes and did this so easy she did 200 more raising Money for Battersea dogs home Ruth has now raised over £16,000 for different charities and helped many children with life limiting conditions she has no plans to stop fundraising and won’t let anything get in her way she loves to dance and uses her dancing to help others when she is older she plans to open her own dance school and give under privileged children free lessons Ruth also is a young career for her brother who has autism