SCLT Volunteer Runner-Up in Prestigious Regional Awards
Wednesday 6th June 2018, has seen stalwart SCLT volunteer Lee Garrett being feted as runner-up in the prestigious Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations 'Volunteer of the Year Award' at a special ceremony held to mark National Volunteers Week at the Builth Wells Showground in the heart of Powys in Mid-Wales, which was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of the county, as well as many distinguished guests and civic dignitaries.
Lee, who has been a volunteer for the SCLT Charity for 4-years, regularly provides senior safety presentations for members of the older adult community to help them stay safe from the many financial harm offences that are targeted at them on a daily basis.
Following the ceremony, he said, "It has been a terrifically humbling experience being at these awards and seeing the truly remarkable activities that have been undertaken by my fellow nominees
I am delighted to have been selected as the runner-up in the Volunteer of the Year category and feel really honoured to have been singled out for this special accolade. I have to thank my family and every member of the SCLT team, who have supported me over my period with the charity and made my volunteering journey so enjoyable and most importantly, beneficial for the vulnerable elders that we strive to protect"
Jon Williams, who is the SCLT Lead Volunteer for Wales, paid tribute to the invaluable contribution of Lee and his fellow volunteers during National Volunteers Week, he said, "The SCLT Charity is a 100% volunteer organisation, so we are more reliant tha most on the remarkable dedication and altruism of people like Lee and his fellow volunteers, who make a huge difference in society and improve the lives of their fellow citizens by using their skills and time to benefit others.
I am absolutely delighted that Lee has been selected for this accolade. He, like so many other volunteers, simply gives up his time and quietly gets on with making the world a better place for less fortunate individuals. None of us volunteer with recognition in mind, but this is a great pat on the back for Lee and the SCLT Charity and we all congratulate Lee on this wonderful achievement - we are deeply proud of him"