Enfield volunteers receive ‘lifetime achievement’ awards

The success and achievements of 25 dedicated local volunteers were celebrated at Enfield Civic Centre

Winners of the Enfield Lifetime Achievement Awards 2024 at Enfield Civic Centre
Winners of the Enfield Lifetime Achievement Awards 2024 at Enfield Civic Centre

The achievements of 25 Enfield volunteers have been recognised at a special awards ceremony.

Certificates and medals were presented to the volunteers to celebrate the effort and commitment they have shown over many years.

The Enfield Lifetime Achievement and Special Recognition Volunteer Awards ceremony took place at the end of last month in the council chamber at Enfield Civic Centre.

The awards recognise volunteers that go above and beyond in their volunteering role, who may have taken on one or more special initiatives to help others, and those who have shown exceptional long service in Enfield. 

The two categories included the Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition of an individual’s long-term commitment to volunteering, to celebrate the effort and dedication they have shown over a number of years; and the Special Recognition Award for individual volunteers who have given exceptional service to others, particularly over the past year.

Gina Needs, cabinet member for community safety and cohesion, said: “I would like to say a big thank you to all the exceptional volunteers I met and presented awards to. It was an honour to meet such dedicated Enfield people. The award winners have gone above and beyond and continue to make a real difference to residents’ lives.

“I would encourage anyone with an interest in volunteering to find out more about the current opportunities available in Enfield, so we can work together to help those most in need and make the borough a better place to live.”

The annual volunteer awards programme was launched in December 2021 to recognise and to celebrate volunteering effort and commitment.

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The winners were chosen from nominations made by residents, voluntary organisations and community groups.

There are countless opportunities in the borough to get involved in volunteering – from litter picking and maintenance with the friends of Enfield’s parks to helping in local libraries.

Enfield Voluntary Action works closely with the council to help people and community groups access the knowledge, skills and resources to make a real impact in the borough.

For further information on becoming a volunteer in Enfield

Full list of award recipients

Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award: Robert Brassett, Anthony Clinton, Tom Delaney, Elizabeth Dobbie, Colin Dye, Mandi Empson, Joe Forster, Keith Goodwin, Aiyampillai Gunesingam, Loraine Hunte-Richmond, Reverend Martin Legg, Roanna Maharaj, Erim Metto, Keith Oswick, Avinash Shah and Jeyanthini Sivabalasingham.

Special Recognition Volunteer Award: Naveed Ahmed, Lloyd Cunningham, Robert Goodwin, Gordon Henderson, Dr Mek Mehmet-Yesil, Sultan Ozkurtlar, Nayan Patel, Hayes Rees and Mukundrai Shah.

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