Our volunteers are our heartbeat – without them, young people in recovery from cancer simply wouldn’t have the chance to transform their lives through our Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust trips. Volunteers can be heroes in many different ways. Sometimes just one supportive word or empathetic ear can be the difference in a young person taking a life-changing step.
That’s why we’re excited to announce nominations for the Luke Gilbert Volunteer of the Year Award are now open!
So, who made a difference or went above and beyond as a volunteer this year?
Fill in the form below or email firstname.lastname@example.org to nominate
(Nominations close on 15th February 2020)
Who is Luke Gilbert?
The Luke Gilbert Volunteer of the Year Award was introduced three years ago in celebration of the Trust’s legendary volunteer, who sadly passed away in August 2016.
Luke’s incredible personality, sense of humour, enthusiasm, compassion and a huge amount of fun made him an amazing volunteer and an inspiration to everyone he met. The 2019 award winner will have demonstrated all the qualities that Luke embodied, following in the footsteps of past winners Paul Gavin (2017), Rosie McIntyre (2018) and Rosa Coker-Burnett (2019)
The nominations will be judged by an independent panel that includes Luke’s Mum Julie, Fiancé Angie, Sue Morgan MBE, Dave Hobin (Trustee and paediatric oncology consultant), Sue Morgan MBE, Frank Fletcher (Trust CEO), Kerry McMillan (Operations Manager, North) and Laura Davis (Operations Manager, South)
The winner will be announced at the EMCTrust Volunteer Training Day.