Guide Dogs People Awards 2018
The Guide Dogs People Awards celebration was held in November to recognise our staff, volunteers and service users for their outstanding contributions.
Overall Volunteer of the Year Customer Focused)
Jess Holland and Stanley
Guide Dog of the Year Award
Overall Staff of the Year (Passionate, Determined)
Overall Volunteer of the Year – Anne Skinner
Anne is a quiet and unassuming person who beavers away tirelessly on our behalf. She has been supporting Guide Dogs for a phenomenal length of time and is currently puppy walking her 46th pup. Anne is also a speaker for Guide Dogs and an active member of her local Volunteer Voices Group. She also manages to find time to fundraise, making goodie bags to sell to raise money for the charity.
Guide Dog of the Year - Jessica Holland and Stanley
Stanley has had an immensely positive impact on the school environment at the Hundred of Hoo Academy. He supports his owner Jess throughout every day, without which Jess may have found returning to school more difficult. She is now able to make a significant difference to the lives of hundreds of children, and in addition leads the new teacher programmes to ensure that many more adults become exceptional teachers like her.
Overall Staff Member of the Year – Pamela Munro
Pamela really shines when handling access issues. If a guide dog owner is refused access to a shop, Pamela makes sure the shop knows how they can support the person in future. She spoke on a BBC radio programme about access refusals in taxis, outlining the rights of the guide dog owner, what should happen, and the impact refusals can have.
Inspirational Guide Dog Owner Award
Anne Chapman, Christine Noble, Elizabeth Berry
My Guide Award
Young Persons Achievement Award
Dedicated to Superior Quality Volunteer Award
Dedicated to Superior Quality Staff Award
Trustworthy Volunteer Award
Trustworthy Staff Award
Inclusive and Embracing Staff Award
Customer Focused Staff Award
Maximising Impact Volunteer Award
Maximising Impact Staff Award
Glasgow Puppy Walking Mentors
Passionate and Determined Volunteer Award
Jackie Horton, the Shakespeare Puppies Team
Inclusive and Embracing Volunteer Award
Young Volunteer Award
Newcomer Volunteer Award
Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!