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NCT Stars Awards for Somerset's volunteers
6:40pm Monday 2nd September 2013 in News
THREE volunteers have been rewarded for their dedication working with local families and by winning regional NCT Stars Awards.
The annual awards are presented by the UK’s largest charity for parents to recognise and celebrate the efforts of its volunteers who give their time and skills to support mums and dads in their communities.
Amy Shepherd was named Most Supportive Volunteer. She co-ordinated the Cheeky Monkeys Tea Party in the summer and a bumper Christmas Party to give parents the opportunity to meet and enjoy family time.
Amy makes event organising a social affair and ensures everyone makes friends along the way. She also put great effort into updating the branch accounts and gives great advice about fundraising and making the most of charity resources.
The award for Fundraising Success of the Year went to Bethan Turner and Paula Mcshane, organisers of Nearly New Sales.
Under Bethan and Paula’s guidance the, sales have flourished.
The recent sale was the best yet, with over 40 volunteers, hundreds of buyers flooding through the door and significant funds raised to help the charity support local parents.
Their nomination said their strong and inspiring leadership ensures the sales are a brilliant service for local parents and are huge credit to the branch.
Amy, Bethan and Paula now join the shortlist for the national NCT Stars Awards along with winners from the other UK regions. The awards will be presented at the House of Lords on October 30.
For more on the NCT in Taunton, visit www.nct.org.uk/taunton or call 0844-2436293.
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