This year’s PAB volunteer awards were held on Thursday 30th April at the Peterborough & District Bowls Centre located close to the city centre. The evening was a chance for the PAB to show our appreciation for all the volunteers who have helped over the last year and to share with others how they are helping the charity. We also invited some PAB supporters who have worked with us or donated their time/money, thanking them for their generosity and giving them the opportunity to meet some of the people they are helping.

The evening started at 7pm with a buffet dinner and a chance to mingle with the other guests or to watch the PAB bowls team in one of their regular matches. There was also a raffle with some lovely prizes donated by our members. It was fantastic to see so many people there and we are a very lucky charity to have such a great team of volunteers and supporters!

The awards were presented by PAB President John Hanington, PAB Chair Carol Abell and Fundraiser Norma Wildman, who jokingly likened themselves to Dermot O’Leary and Holly Willoughby before getting each volunteer up to collect their certificate,  explaining what role they play in the PAB and personally thanking them on behalf of all the PAB members for their support.

After all the volunteers had received their certificates, thank you posters were presented to some of the special guests who had supported our charity over the last year including Jenny, Charmaine and Sam from Sainsburys Bretton (making us charity of the year), Erica Constable from the Lions Club (for a donation of over £4,000), Kerry Bradshaw from Guide Dogs (for helping us train our volunteers), Leonie McCarthy from PCVS (for recognising and promoting the work our volunteers do) and John and Jill Hucklesby from the Peterborough Talking Newspaper (for working alongside PAB to keep our members informed).

The evening finished with a huge group photo with everyone who received an award and a chance to reflect on the evening. There were many comments on what a lovely evening it was. Thank you to everyone who attended or helped put on the event – we are delighted it was a huge success and we look forward to seeing you again for the 2016 awards! Please click here to see more photos on our gallery page.


Posted April 2015