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.

 

Anne Skinner - Overall Volunteer of the Year and Customer Focused Volunteer Award

Anne Skinner
Overall Volunteer of the Year Customer Focused)

Jess Holland and Stanley - Guide Dog of the Year Award

Jess Holland and Stanley
Guide Dog of the Year Award

Pamela Munro - Overall Staff Member of the Year and  Passionate and Determined Staff Award

Pamela Munro
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.

Maggie Moore - Inspirational Guide Dog Owner Award

Maggie Moore
Inspirational Guide Dog Owner Award

Anne Chapman, Christine Noble and Elizabeth Berry - My Guide Partnership Award

Anne Chapman, Christine Noble, Elizabeth Berry
My Guide Award

Ethan Hibbert - Young Persons Achievement Award

Ethan Hibbert
Young Persons Achievement Award

 

 

 

Simon Daws - Dedicated to Superior Quality Volunteer Award

Simon Daws
Dedicated to Superior Quality Volunteer Award

Rhys Gorham - Dedicated to Superior Quality Staff Award

Rhys Gorham
Dedicated to Superior Quality Staff Award

John Cragie - Trustworthy Volunteer Award

John Cragie
Trustworthy Volunteer Award

 

 

 

Mark Sanderson - Trustworthy Staff Award

Mark Sanderson
Trustworthy Staff Award

Ruth Wood - Inclusive and Embracing Staff Award

Ruth Wood
Inclusive and Embracing Staff Award

Sue Nicholson - Customer Focused Staff Award

Sue Nicholson
Customer Focused Staff Award

 

 

 

Alex Nealon - Maximising Impact Volunteer Award

Alex Nealon
Maximising Impact Volunteer Award

Carol Quearns - Maximising Impact Staff Award

Carol Quearns
Maximising Impact Staff Award

Glasgow Puppy Walking Mentors - Passionate and Determined Volunteer Award

Glasgow Puppy Walking Mentors
Passionate and Determined Volunteer Award

 

 

 

 

Jackie Horton, the Shakespeare Puppies Team
Inclusive and Embracing Volunteer Award

 Ailsa Timoney - Young Volunteer Award

Ailsa Timoney
Young Volunteer Award

 

Alan Klates
Newcomer Volunteer Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!