Edgehill Volunteers Win Awards

You may have seen our article last week about some of our volunteers who were short listed for Volunteer of the Year Award and Volunteer Group of the Year Award at Edgehill University for their work over the past year in supporting VESL and rural schools in Thailand and India. Today we are very pleased and proud to say that our team won the Volunteer Group of the Year Award and that Lucy Allcock received third place for Volunteer of the Year Award.

A massive congratulations from the VESL team, we are very proud of your achievement and of your hard work and dedication to supporting VESL and our work, it is great that it has been recognised by your university too. A huge thank you to everyone’s continuing support from Edgehill, including the Careers Team, our past, current and future volunteers.

A word from James Hallworth, Student Leader of the group who won Volunteer Group of the Year Award:

“If there ever was a day to be proud then it is today. Last year I took 5 volunteers to Thailand, and they taught English full time for 6 weeks after they all raised over ¬£1000 each! Tonight they gained recognition, winning “Volunteer Group of the Year” – an award from the university [Edgehill]¬†that will benefit them for many years to come. Now is as good a time as any to thank every single person who has helped support vesl in the past two years that I have been lucky enough to work with them, and to those who achieved such an amazing award tonight, well done and you deserve it. What a day”

James, Richie and Josh with students at one of the schools they volunteered in June 2012

James, Richie and Josh with students at one of the schools they volunteered in June 2012

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