Sue Ryder Volunteer Awards 2016

More categories, more winners, one incredible colleague

This year we received over 220 nominations as part of the Incredible Colleagues Awards and, with four brand new categories, there were more winners than ever.

Everyone who took home one of the accolades impressed our panel of judges with their commitment to our values and behaviours, and the strength and passion that flowed from their nomination.

We’d like to say a huge thanks to everyone who took the time to nominate and vote for a colleague, and, of course, congratulations to the winners!


At Sue Ryder, our volunteers are as important to us as our paid colleagues

They picked up awards across all nine categories as follows:


Project of the Year Award

Winner: Thorpe Hall Hospice Community Garden


Team of the Year Award

Winner: Leckhampton Court Hospice Befriending Team
Highly Commended: Retail Area 9553 – North and West Norfolk


Leader of the Year Award

Winner: Annabel Brooks
Highly Commended: Hannah Senior

Overcoming Obstacles Award

Winner: Gareth Shepard
Highly Commended: June Losack

Most Effective Use of Resources Award

Winner: Paul Bowers
Highly Commended: Maureen Lisher

Rising Star of the Year Award

Winner: Bonny Townrow
Highly Commended: Gareth Gibbon

Unsung Hero of the Year Award

Winner: Margaret Tetley
Highly Commended: Beverly Sharrock and George McGregor

Special Recognition for an Outstanding Contribution to Sue Ryder

Winner: Carol Marshall
Highly Commended: Rachel Breadner