Who has been your volunteer of the year?
The Luke Gilbert Volunteer of the Year award was created to recognise when someone goes above and beyond to ensure young people in recovery from cancer have the support they need.
The award was named for Luke Gilbert, a young man who sailed with the Trust while in recovery and who went on to become the kind of volunteer everyone loved and looked up to. It was set up in his name to remember him and his contributions, which will forever play a part in shaping the Trust as we continue to look to his example, embodying what it means to be an irreplaceable part of the Trust family.
Joining host Scott this week are three of the four previous recipients of the Luke Gilbert Volunteer of the Year award, Paul, Rosa, and Alex. From the Trust team, Lorna joins them to give an overview of what volunteering has been like in 2020, and how things are shaping up for 2021. Rosie, who received the award for 2017, was unable to join the gang on this occasion, but we send out our love and look forward to her joining Sound Waves again in the future.
While listening to their conversation, if you joined the Trust for any events this year or have listened to previous podcasts, keep in mind the volunteers you've come across in 2020. It would mean a lot to them if you put them forward for Volunteer of the Year, which you can do on the Trust's website here: https://www.ellenmacarthurcancertrust.org/volunteer-with-us/