Heart of the Community Award Winners

Volunteers collecting awards

Disability Advice Project’s volunteer caseworkers won the Heart of the Community Award at the Torfaen Community and Volunteer Awards 2021 on Saturday 2 October.

The prestigious event at Pontypool Active Living Centre recognised the contributions made by volunteer groups and individuals across Torfaen during the covid pandemic.

Amy Watkins, Information Support Assistant at Disability Advice Project, accepted the award. Amy said: “It has been amazing for our volunteers to be recognised for supporting our community. We feel very honoured to be among such worthwhile organisations. Thank you, TVA, for putting together this celebration and to Bron Afon Housing for sponsoring this award.”

Tony Crowhurst, Access Officer and volunteer at DAP, added: “Our volunteers give up their precious time to help disabled people with everything from benefit claims to care plans. Despite very challenging times, we have remained committed to delivering the very best service, adapting quickly to working from home. Working together our staff and volunteers have enabled hundreds of disabled people to access vital support.”

The awards ceremony was organised by TVA and supported by Torfaen Council and Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and 22 local businesses. More than 100 nominations were assessed by an independent panel of judges.

For a full list of the nominations and to find out more information about the awards ceremony, visit www.tvawales.org.uk/volunteer-awards

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