Ormiston Families celebrates year of success
PUBLISHED: 16:43 28 July 2014
Ormiston Families, East Anglia’s biggest children’s charity, has recognised achievements of the last 12 months with an awards event at Helmingham Hall, home of the charity’s president, Lady Tollemache.
More than 250 staff, volunteers and supporters from across the region attended. The award for Volunteer of the Year 2014 went to Valerie Broom, who has been volunteering at Ormiston Families’ Visitors Centre at Wayland Prison for 16 years to help create a child-friendly environment for people visiting a relative in prison, especially children, and play a vital role in the parenting programme.
Fundraiser of the Year went to year 10 student Rhys McArdle from Thurrock who organised a Christmas fair at his school and raised £700.
Innovator of the Year was Marc James who runs Ormiston’s Men’s Project, supporting fathers to become positive role models for children. Partnership of the Year was given to the Cambridgeshire Traveller Heath Team and the award for Outstanding Service went to Amanda Newman, who manages Ormiston Families’ Children’s Centres in March, Chatteris and Whittlesey.
Four new vice-presidents were announced to work alongside Lady Tollemache to promote and fundraise – Alison de Ramsey, Trevor Pickett, Di Murray and Penny Gummer.