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Young Volunteer Award 2018

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Young Award Nominations

Olivia Bennett

Olivia, 17 is a fundraiser and also a member of the Sing with Us choir in Swansea.

Olivia is the daughter of last year's 'Volunteer of the Year', Kevin, and since her dad's success at the Awards, has really come into her own as a fundraiser and profile raiser.
She’s well known in the choir and having joined only a few months ago, she has quickly made her mark. Already her fundraising efforts have been astounding.

Olivia decided to cut off her extremely long and beautiful hair in aid of both the Little Princess Trust and Tenovus Cancer Care, raising over £400.

Since then she hasn't stopped! She’s organised a coffee morning, a cake sale, a quiz night, a beach litter pick, and most recently a dog walk.

She really is a dedicated advocate for Tenovus Cancer Care. Her enthusiasm is infectious, a true inspiration for her age and quite an inspiration to all in choir.

Georgina Mason

Georgina, 25, is a PhD student and has helped at research engagement events over the past year.

Despite being in her final year of funding, Georgie volunteered with the research team for several events. She went to the Greenman Festival delivering activities to nearly 700 festival-goers. Georgie was great at explaining some really complex ideas about DNA mutations, the immune system, and our cells.

She also attended Bryntirion Comprehensive School and explained her work concisely and engagingly. Georgie went out of her way to secure additional materials and helped to deliver fun science activities throughout the day.

At these events Georgie’s intelligence and enthusiasm was inspiring and seemingly inexhaustible! She has a natural talent for working with children, a rare skill in science communications. Without her, and people like her, we’d never be able to share our research in this way, and to so many people! Highlighting this work can help to inspire new generations of scientists, supporters and fundraisers.

Sophie Davies

Sophie, 25, volunteers as a Retail Assistant at the Tenovus Cancer Care Ebbw Vale shop.

Sophie is helpful, kind and has a smile that keeps us all smiling. She’s always thoughtful to customers and staff, an inspiration to all who meet her.

She’s volunteered at Ebbw Vale shop since 2010 and has gained many new skills over the years. She’s a reliable and trusted volunteer. She’s an all-rounder; from sorting, steaming and serving to running the shop. She even dresses up for fundraising events. She’s loved by all the customers and other volunteers, and she knows her customers well, often pointing out items they’d like when they come in.

Sophie is a very caring and compassionate person who will do anything to help anyone. She’s a hard worker and nothing is too much trouble for her. She won’t take credit for what she does, and she can be a little shy, but she seems to come alive at Tenovus Cancer Care.

The Young Volunteer Award is kindly sponsored by The Open University Wales

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The Open University in Wales is the largest provider of part-time higher education in Wales. Over 7000 students in Wales make up part of their 170,000 strong community of students across the UK and beyond. 

"We are delighted to be sponsoring the Volunteer Awards. Tenovus Cancer Care works throughout Wales and beyond to help those affected by cancer to access services, to promote positive and active outlooks and to give hope. The work of volunteers is crucial and the participation of younger volunteers so welcome. We know how hard many young people work to support others and actively shape their communities and are really pleased to be able to recognise this through our award sponsorship for Young Volunteer of the Year."