Volunteer Awards at 2nd Chance!
Chapter 1 held an event in Nuneaton to celebrate the work of their fantastic volunteers. The teams from the Abbeygate Shop, the Judkins Re-Use Shop and 2nd chance were invited to a special evening where each volunteer was rewarded with a certificate for all their support. Afterwards a buffet was provided so that all could enjoy the evening and let their hair down.
Volunteers that took part in the Street2Feet football tournament, organised as part of Chapter 1’s SuPort programme were the first to be recognised. This was followed by individuals specialising in certain fields and lastly, a special set of awards voted by volunteers, was presented to those that they felt had gone above and beyond in their work for the charity. These were given to Stuart, Richard & Rob at 2nd Chance (a 3 way split in the voting!) and to Richard & Ken at Judkins. Abbeygate’s nomination went to Dave who completed a clean sweep by also winning the Manager’s Award For Outstanding Contribution.
Service Manager Nat Kidd said “It was heart warming to be able to bring so many of our volunteers together in this way. Day in and day out they are here answering our phones, sorting out bric a brac, steaming clothes, helping clients, testing electrical items, delivering furniture and much more… This was our small way of saying thank you, thank you, thank you.”
2nd Chance has been operating for 10 years in and around Nuneaton & Bedworth and North Warwickshire. They are an FRN Approved Re-use Centre (ARC) and were the winners of the 2016 Let’s Recycle Community Recycling Initiative of the Year.
Anyone interested in volunteering or donating goods can contact the project:
For furniture donations: Tel- 024 7632 6189