Golden Moments 2018

This year over 100 volunteers and supporters from more than 27 businesses and community organisations, attended the annual Golden Moments awards in Aviva’s boardroom. The evening was compered by  Stuart Page, Pro Vice Chancellor (Development), York St John University and York Cares board member, awards were presented by Joe Micheli, Head of Commissioning (Early Intervention, Prevention & Community Development), City of York Council, and BBC Radio York presenter Elly Fiorentini interviewed award winners to find out more about what they had been up to.

The York Cares Golden Moments Awards recognise the impact employee volunteers have in the city and give us a chance to say thank you to everyone who gives their time through employee volunteering to make York a better place.

Ten Golden Moments awards and eight Golden Moments of the Year awards went to volunteers who had taken part in a range of activities across the whole York Cares programme.

The winners of the Golden Moments awards were:

• York St John University for their Inspiring Minds Healthy Humans module

• Portakabin for their Big Community Challenge work at The Glen

• Benenden for their Team Challenge at West Bank Park

• Langleys for holding a placement as part of the Starting Blocks programme

• City of York Council for their Christmas Crafternoon

• Aviva for their Team Challenge at Greenfields Community Garden

• Benenden for their involvement in Project Dare

• Nestle for their Christmas Party at Tang Hall Community Centre

• Right to Read volunteers from Aviva, John Lewis and Portakabin for their dedication to the programme beyond their commitment of one term

• Vangarde Shopping Park Management Team for their contribution to the Big Community Challenge

Golden Moments of the Year awards recognise those volunteers who have made an outstanding impact:

• Portakabin for their Inspiring Minds Construction Module

• Joseph Rowntree Foundation for their Team Challenge at Lidgett Grove

• Yorkshire Bank for their sustained commitment to the Big Community Challenge and Team Challenge Week

• Aviva for delivering Project Dare

• Nestle for their Tea Party at Glen Lodge Independent Living Community

• Commercial Services, University of York for their commitment to the Starting Blocks programme

• Arup for delivering Project Dare

• Alison Cole, Aviva for her dedication to employee volunteering and engaging as many volunteers from Aviva as possible

It was a fantastic evening with so many heatwarming stories about the impact that employee volunteering has had both on the employees who have taken part and also on the organisations they have worked with. We want to say another huge thank you to everyone who has been involved over the last year and here’s to the next!