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Guide Dogs honours staff and volunteers

28 Oct 2014

Award Winning Liverpool Guide Dogs Team

Volunteers Charlotte Stephenson and John Owens, and Guide Dogs’ Liverpool Team, were among the winners at the Guide Dogs People Awards.

The awards, which took place on Friday, 24 October at The Birmingham Botanical Gardens, recognise Guide Dogs staff and volunteers who put our six values into action.

Charlotte was named Young Volunteer of the Year because, at 19, she is a superb role model for other young people with sight loss. Charlotte is a committed volunteer and has been since before she got her guide dog, Berry.

John won Volunteer of the Year because of his dedication and commitment to going that extra mile provides vital support across his region.

The overall Staff Members of the Year award went to Guide Dogs’ Liverpool Team, for being the top performers in an exciting internal project looking at how guide dogs are trained.

At the ceremony, one staff member and one volunteer were named as demonstrating each of Guide Dogs’ six values, which are ‘Dedicated to Superior Quality’, ‘Trustworthy’, ‘Inclusive and Embracing’, ‘Customer Focused’, ‘Maximising Impact’ and ‘Passionate and Determined’, giving 12 winners in total. From those deserving dozen, one member of staff and two volunteers were chosen as overall winners.

All the winners are invited to the prestigious Guide Dogs Annual Awards, in partnership with Microsoft, on 10 December at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Visit our Guide Dogs People Awards page for more information on the winners.


Lauren Pitt with Guide Dog