Volunteer Transport Winners Celebrated

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Winners of the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards have been announced. Held every two years since 2014, the awards recognise the work conducted by volunteers across the Northeast. The awards are supported by the group of public and third sector organisations involved in delivering the Health & Transport Action Plan, including NHS Grampian, Nestrans, local authorities and others. Joint winners of Volunteer Driver/Escort of the Year were Ken Fairweather of Mearns & Coastal Healthy Living Network and Edith MacDonald of Voluntary Service Aberdeen. Mr Fairweather was recognised for his 20 years …

Call for Nominations for Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards 2022

Lucy Johnston2022, News

Nominations have now been extended until 1st December Nominations have opened for the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. Now in their fifth year, the awards celebrate the important work of volunteer drivers and escorts across Grampian. Many individuals and organisations have received recognition for their work since the awards began in 2014. From community bus drivers providing trips for shopping and essential services, to escorts and organisations supporting patients to travel for treatment. The awards are being supported by a variety of partners involved with the delivery of the Grampian wide …

Volunteer Drivers across Grampian recognised for their vital service

Lucy Johnston2020, News

Transport volunteers across the North-east have been recognised for their outstanding service, commitment and contribution at the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. The biennial awards highlight the vital support that community transport provides. The service plays a critical role helping those who face difficulty travelling to key services. The work of those in volunteering roles has been crucial in this challenging year for communities. Today’s (Tuesday 27th October) virtual ceremony saw winners recognised for a range of work: Volunteer Driver/Escort of the Year was jointly-awarded to Norman Kinnaird of Huntly Community …

Call for Nominations for Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards 2020

Lucy Johnston2020, News

Nominations are now open for the fourth biennial Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards, which recognise the important work of community transport volunteer drivers and escorts. The awards will highlight the vital role community transport plays in allowing people access to health and social care services in the north-east, and the amazing work in the response to Covid-19. Nominations are sought under three categories: Volunteer Driver of the Year, Volunteer Escort of the Year, and Community Contribution of the Year.  The awards are being supported by a variety of partners involved with …

Volunteer Drivers across Grampian recognised for their vital service

Lucy Johnston2018, News

Transport volunteers across the North-east have been recognised for their outstanding service, commitment and contribution at the Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards. The awards, which were first established in 2014, highlight the vital support that community transport provides to those who are elderly, isolated or perhaps have mobility or health issues, who may otherwise face difficulty travelling to key services. The ceremony, which took place today (Friday, 9 November) at the Town House in Aberdeen, saw winners recognised under the categories ‘Volunteer Driver of the Year’, ‘Volunteer Escort of the Year’ …

Nominate your local volunteer transport heroes

Lucy Johnston2018

The third biennial Grampian Volunteer Transport Awards, which seek to recognise the important work of volunteer drivers and escorts in the Grampian area, have opened for nominations. The awards, which were first established in 2014, hope to highlight the vital role community transport plays in allowing people access to health and social care services in the north-east. Supported by a variety of Health & Transport Action Plan (HTAP) partner organisations across public, third and commercial sectors, the awards are seeking nominations under three categories: Volunteer Driver of the Year To …