Thank you to the Volunteers of Ceredigion

Ceredigion Volunteer Awards 2021 gives thanks to the thousands of Ceredigion residents who have given their time to volunteer and support organisations and their communities over this last 18 months.

Ceredigion Association of Voluntary Organisations (CAVO) have announced the winners of the CAVO Volunteer Awards 2021 which celebrates the huge range of organisations and individuals who give their time freely to work with the county’s charities and communities.

CAVO’s Chief Officer Hazel Lloyd Lubran ‘So many people have given so much that truly has made that difference to our communities in Ceredigion, we thank you all. The Ceredigion Volunteer Awards give us the opportunity to highlight a number of exceptional individuals and groups who have gone above and beyond.’

Volunteers and voluntary organisations within Ceredigion will be awarded certificates and be presented a unique art piece created by Ceredigion artist Helen Elliot and this year CAVO created a number of new categories in recognition of Ceredigion volunteers.

2021 winners are:

Young Shining Star Award – Mattie Jones and Elliott Jones
Tried Something New Award – Jenny Jenkins
Kind Beyond Words Award – Nigel Callaghan
Working Together Award – Penparcau Community Forum
Volunteer Coordinator of the Year Award – Yvonne Dryburgh

Ceredigion has always been a county of volunteers with many thousands of people giving their time, energy and commitment every single day. However, this year it has been inspiring to see how many people wanted to support their communities. Whether that was informally by being a good neighbour, joining one of the brilliant mutual aid groups that sprung up during lockdown or volunteering more formally.

The Ceredigion Volunteer Awards are here to thank all those involved in our communities that make that difference.