VODA Award Winners 2019!

We are delighted to share the stories of our VODA award winners for 2019, who were presented with their prizes at our recent AGM by Wendy Burke, Director of Public Health at North Tyneside Council and Young Deputy Mayor Kody Walker. Read here to find out about our Sector Connector Community Friendly Business Award winners. 

Organisation of the Year

Earsdon and Wellfield Community Association

The Earsdon and Wellfield Community Centre is a warm and welcoming community resource centre based in what was once the old village school. Read more…



 Volunteer of the Year

Rizwan Ali – Walking With in North Tyneside

Rizwan Ali is a volunteer with Walking With in North Tyneside, a charity that supports refugees and asylum seekers. Rizwan came to the UK with his mother and sisters to claim asylum in the UK, the family were fleeing for their lives from thew Taliban,they were beaten and threatened with violence on numerous occasion. Read more…


Young Volunteer of the Year

Bobbi-Lou Taylor – Tyne Met College

Bobbie-Lou Taylor is a bright, bubbly, enthusiastic and polite student at Tyne Metropolitan College, studying Sports Coaching and Fitness. A former student at John Spence, Bobbie Lou has made an enormous contribution to football in college and in her local community in just her first year at TyneMet. Read more…


Trustee of the Year 

Anna McConville – Pathways 4 All

Anna McConville is the parent representative Trustee at Pathways 4 All, a North East parent led charity, providing family friendly play and leisure facilities for disabled children and young people. Read more…



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