5th April 2019

Alzheimer's Support staff and volunteers received a host of plaudits at Wiltshire's first Proud to Care Awards. 

The awards were set up to celebrate the 'everyday exceptional' achievements of professionals and volunteers who show outstanding dedication and compassion for people in care homes and communities across Wiltshire.

Trustee Harry Theobald achieved a gold award for his volunteering and fundraising work for Alzheimer's Support.

There were bronze certificates for Mill Street Club volunteers Margaret and David Wildman while Louise Gover, who has led the team at Old Silk Works for less than a year, won bronze in the Inspiring Manager category.

Our whole organisation was awarded bronze in the team award.

The afternoon, hosted by Wiltshire Council, was opened by the council's Director of Commissioning Helen Jones who praised the dedication and compassion Wiltshire's professional carers and volunteers saying: "Being in the care profession is something to be proud of."

Winners represent all volunteers

Babs Harris, Alzheimer's Support CEO said: "The event showed us yet again the love, compassion and emotional intelligence present in those who do their job well.

"I am so proud of Lou, but also dead chuffed that our super volunteers Harry, David and Margaret were celebrated. They said to me that they receive the award for all our amazing volunteers - shame we can’t put all (150) of you up for awards all the time. Without you we couldn’t do the job right, we would just be like everybody else and not the exceptional organisation our members appreciate."