Runner up: Pavol Dunka. Pavol currently runs a 2 hour street football session at the YMCA on Mondays. a 2 hour football session for the Slovakian community on Tuesdays, and every month runs a 5 hour street football league.
Runner up: Angela Lloyd. Angela has served the Maindee community as the local lollipop lady for the last 30 years and has been chairperson of the Maindee action group for the last two years.
Winner: Adam King. We are thrilled that one of our Newport City Radio volunteers won this award. Adam has been volunteering with us since 2011 and has spent an enormous amount of time building and developing our website.
Runner Up: Ben Burrows. Ben has been volunteering in football for over 15 years. He has been involved with the Civil Service Club in Bettws, where he has been the manager of many different teams, and is currently running the seniors football team, as well as creating a new football team for 5 – 6 year olds.
Winner: Hamzah Nanabawa. Hamzah has given up much of his free time to work with local schools, providing after school clubs. Hamzah was one of the first volunteers to start the very successful car park football project in Newport City centre.
Runner Up: Nicolas Humphries.Nicolas has shown himself to be thoroughly committed to community work on the Maindee front garden project. Nicholas has been studying gardening and this project has allowed him to apply all his lessons in a practical way to assist his elderly and infirm neighbours and to enhance the appearance of his local neighbourhood.
Winner: Darren Wood. Darren started volunteering in the local night shelter with the Eden Gate Project working with homeless people. Darren also helps volunteer at local churches.
Runner Up: Lucia Green. Lucia has been volunteering at the Gaer community centre since April in an administrator’s role. She has been a real asset and helps to run the office and reception efficiently.
Winner: Harriet Tom. Harriet has been working as a volunteer police cadet for Gwent Police over the past few years, clocking up over 350 volunteering hours!
Runner Up: Brian Price. Brian has been the secretary for the Bettws Allotment Project, for over three years. He spends almost every day at the allotment despite suffering from some health issues. Brian helps and supports others with their allotments and helps to run a community shop which enables folk to buy low price produce.
Winner: Community Allotment at Tredegar House. This project's main aim is to increase the uptake of the food co-operative by residents of Duffryn, the project increasing awareness of growing healthy food and endeavours to promote the link from “plant to plate” scheme.
Runner Up: Gaer Community Network. During the last 12 months Gaer Community Centre has recruited approximately 45 volunteers who are involved in various projects that are running within the centre. The volunteers have been responsible for the running of a very successful café that serves the local public and members of the community.
Winner: Pill Millenium Trust. The centre and its board is solely run by volunteers which are made up of community members, partners and individuals, that share a common goal to improve the quality of life to all. The Pill Mill Trust has been able to save the centre from a serious threat of closure.
Runner Up: The Voice Hub Volunteers. The Hub is a safe space for people in recovery from problematic drug and alcohol issues and is manned exclusively by volunteers in recovery themselves. The Voice Hub is open six days a week and currently run by 12 volunteers.
Winner: Rachel Jones. Rachel has been volunteering for the Women in Need project for the past 3 years, offering support for women in Newport who are at risk.
Runner Up: Mr and Mrs Gumson. The Gumsons have been friends, supporters and gardeners at the Leonard Cheshire Disability home for 15 years. Every week they arrive, come rain or shine to tend to the gardens. The have also set up a gardening club for the residents.
Winner: Duffryn Food Co-op. Through this team’s dedication, they have established a well-run and very successful food co-op which is enjoyed by the local Duffryn Residents who are now able to buy good quality, low priced, fruit and veg.
Runner Up: Christopher Francis. Chris has been a volunteer Trustee/treasurer for the Ringland Community Association for over 13 years and has worked for the benefit of the community in all given situations. He has continually raised funds for projects to benefit groups in Ringland and surrounding areas.
Winner: Christopher Richards . Christopher joined the Newport YMCA as a part time member of staff, but when his post ended he became a volunteer offering his time and skills in particular in the kitchen whenever he was needed.
Runner Up: Roy Grant. Roy has dedicated 15 years of his life as the chairperson of the Age Alive project. He motivates the group through his drive and enthusiasm for maintaining a vibrant and active group.
Winner: Tracey Holyoake. Tracey keeps everything running smoothly at the Pill Community Centre and she is the main Director of the Pill Mill Trust. Tracey has been the driving force and the inspiration in battling for the continuation of the Pill Millennium Centre. Through her efforts she has brought back the spirit and wellbeing back into the community.
Runner Up: Lynn Cooper. Lynn has remained a constant source of support in a volunteer role for around 30 years. Lyn has had to overcome her own health issues to enable her to perform the role of the volunteer. She has been an inspiration to many people who without her would remain dependant rather than independent
Runner Up: Roy Grant.
Winner: Margaret Went. Margaret worked at St Woolos Hospital for 26 years before retiring in 2008. After retirement Margaret remained dedicated to helping people. Margaret sadly passed away earlier this year. In her last few months, Margaret chaired the Gwent branch of the NHS Retirement Fellowship.