It’s apt that on International Volunteer Day we invite nominations for the
The Luke Gilbert Volunteer of the Year Award 2017.
We are lucky to work with so many amazing people at the Trust, the volunteers make a huge impact on the work we are able to do, allowing us to reach even more young people in need of support after recovery from cancer. Often our volunteers are adults who have sailed with the trust as young people, it is a unique way the Trust supports young people. Providing a long term relationship and enabling them to complete our volunteer training program to be come a graduate volunteer.’
Luke Gilbert sailed as a young person in 2010, before returning to complete his Graduate Volunteer Training in 2011 so he could then help on Trust trips rebuilding young people after treatment. Luke’s incredible personality, enthusiasm, compassion and sense of humour made him an amazing volunteer and an inspiration to everyone that met him. Luke became an Ambassador in 2012.
Luke sadly passed away in August 2016.In celebration of Luke’s life, we established the ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award which will be presented at our annual Volunteer Training Day in Birmingham or Edinburgh. The nominated volunteer should demonstrate all the qualities that Luke embodied; a sense of humour, enthusiasm, compassion, a huge amount of fun and someone who goes the extra mile for the Trust.
TRUST AMBASSADOR LUKE GILBERT
Nominations of around 350 words should be sent to Frank Fletcher: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include: The nominee’s name, why you have nominated them and what makes them special. To be eligible the nominee will have to have volunteered on a trip or at an event in 2017 and not be a skipper or a paid member of the Trust team.
The nominations will be judged by an independent panel that will include Luke’s Mum Julie, Fiancé Angie, Sue Morgan MBE and Dave Hobin, pediatric oncology consultant.