Cardiff Volunteer Awards 2021

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The Cardiff Volunteer Awards is C3SC’s annual award ceremony held to celebrate volunteering in Cardiff. It is an opportunity to recognise the contributions and achievements of volunteers, community groups and organisations for their hard work and for going above and beyond to support everyone in our communities. The Cardiff Volunteer Awards not only gives us here at C3SC the chance to thank and reward all of our volunteers, community groups and organisations for their incredible support, but also an opportunity for members of the public to do the same by nominating volunteers, community groups and organisations in Cardiff that made a difference to them and or their community. It has been an extraordinary year for volunteering, especially with the volunteers’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so please join us to celebrate the effort volunteers, community groups and organisations as well as front-line workers have made to assist our local communities in Cardiff.

COVID-19 Volunteer of the Year

Winner: Carole Dacey

Volunteer of the Year (Over 25)

Winner: Mike Thomas

Volunteer of the Year (Under 25)

Winner: Elin Arfon

Volunteer Group of the Year

Winner: Miss Tilley’s Community Cafe

Volunteer Coordinator

Winner: Clare Rowthorn

Trustee of the Year

Winner: Ali Abdi

Outstanding Community Volunteer

Winner: Glenys Taylor

Youth Led Grant Project

Winner: Skills and Volunteering Cymru

Special Recognition Award

Winner: Laura Fear

Special Recognition Award

Winner: Abbas Radaideh Most Active Volunteer

Winner: Megan John Most Provider Hours

Winner: UCAN Productions Most Opportunities Created by an Organisation

Winner: Tenovus Cancer Care Most Community Tasks Delivered by a Volunteer

Winner: Angela Davies

Case studies and stories of volunteer award winners and nominees:

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Mike Thomas

Volunteer of the Year (25+ years)

Mike has volunteered in many community projects in Rumney for the last 25 years. From setting up and coordinating weekly Kidz Klubs and Youth Clubs to establishing Rumney Forum, a local charity.

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Elin Arfon

Young Volunteer of the Year (25 years and under)

Elin has gone above and beyond within her Volunteer Mentor role. Since the mentoring started, the young person’s mental health has improved, he is more confident and feels part of the community.

Volunteer Coordinator of the Year Clare Rowthorn

Clare Rowthorn

Volunteer Coordinator of the Year

Clare is the Co-ordinator of Miss Tilley’s Community Cafe, which has nearly 50 volunteers – most of them young adults with learning and other disabilities, and their parents. Clare’s passion is to promote inclusion and celebrate diversity – she welcomes everyone and makes sure they have a role ideal for them.

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Carole Dacey

COVID-19 Volunteer

Carole Dacey currently volunteers for the Salvation Army and has been volunteering for the past 7 years. Since the pandemic hit in March 2020 Carole has prepared over 70,000 meals and snacks for homeless people in need.

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Miss Tilley’s Community Cafe

Volunteer Group of the Year

Miss Tilley’s helps 3 churches with community centres in Cardiff to run their cafes by providing cakes, teas and coffees and serving the public. The group aims to promote inclusion of young adults with learning difficulties and celebrate diversity.

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Glenys Taylor

Outstanding Community Volunteer

At 78 years old Glenys has made an incredible impact volunteering at City Hospice. Glenys is the Volunteer Team Leader and runs all aspects of the Whitchurch Store. Glenys ensures daily operations are maintained, she always looks out for our team of volunteers and provides everyone that enters our store with the most amazing customer service.

Trustee of the Year Ali Abdi

Ali Abdi

Trustee of the Year

Ali has been an integral part of Grange Pavilion and has continued to support and inspire generations of young people across Grangetown and the wider Cardiff South. His role with the Grange Pavilion and bringing the building into fruition with the wider team after years of engagement and work within the community has meant, the space is inclusive and community-led.

To find out more about volunteering, call us on (029) 2048 5722 [email protected] and one of the team will be happy to help. Follow us on social media

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