Our legendary Ambassador Luke Gilbert sadly passed away in August 2016. Whilst he will always be in our hearts and our thoughts, we also wanted to do something special in his memory.
Luke 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 and inspire other young people in recovery from cancer.
Luke’s incredible personality, sense of humour, enthusiasm, compassion and sense of humour made him an amazing volunteer and an inspiration to everyone that met him.
In celebration of Luke’s life, we will be introducing a ‘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.
Nominations of around 350 words should be sent to Frank (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 2016 and not be a skipper or a paid member of the Trust team.
The nominations will be judged by a independent panel that will include Luke’s Mum Julie, Fiancé Angie, Sue Morgan MBE and Dave Hobin.