Aspire Ryde held their virtual annual awards party just before Christmas to thank volunteers for their support and to celebrate the achievements of individuals and the organisation as a whole during the past year.
All attendees were provided with a party pack to open at home and enjoyed a quiz and games during the course of the evening on 21st December. Chief Executive, Trevor Nicholas thanked volunteers for their support and dedication during an unprecedented year.
The culmination of the evening was the presentation of the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award to Dave Bull by Aspire Trustee Bev Jessup, which was a distanced presentation via live video link to surprise Dave at his front door.
Dave is Aspire’s lead on the paint recycling project but has spent much of the year helping people in the community. During the first lockdown he was in every day, helping to distribute food and making sure that people were kept safe and well. He has shown particular dedication to the homeless population in the town and is always on hand to use his considerable skill in decorating, repairing and improving the facilities at Aspire.
“In a year when many people have stepped up to help others, Dave has been a shining star, going above and beyond what has been asked of him and has always being on hand to help other people”