Volunteers from across Rochdale borough had their dedication recognised on Saturday 17th September at the annual RBH community volunteer awards.
36 nominations were received across eight categories, reflecting the hard work of community volunteers in Heywood, Middleton, Rochdale and the Pennines area. The tough decisions on overall winners were left in the capable hands of an awards panel of RBH tenant and employee members.
The winners were:
- Community volunteer of the year: Dianne Riley (Greave)
- Young community volunteer of the year: Zenab Ali (Greave and Lower Falinge)
- Good neighbour award: Derrick Wilson (Falinge Hill)
- Supporting independent living schemes: Joan Littlehales (Ravendale)
- Improving the environment: Zofia Przywitowski (Heywood)
- Improving RBH services: Andrew Johnson (College Bank)
- Providing digital support: David Rothwell (Heady Hill, Heywood)
- Business in the community: Richard Hagan (Crystal Doors)
The awards were presented by RBH Head of Business Excellence, Elaine Johnson, with Chris Baldock (employee panel member) and Pam Radcliffe (tenant panel member) handing out the awards to the winners.
“We recognise that residents who go the extra mile make our neighbourhoods successful, and so each year we invite our members to nominate those volunteers who go above and beyond to help their communities. All our nominees undertake amazing work and our panel had an almost impossible task to choose the winners. These awards are a chance to say thank you to all those who are nominated for the fantastic work that they do.”