24th Oct, 2016

Volunteer Sam wins top award

Evesham Editorial 16th Apr, 2015 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

VOLUNTEERS at a popular Blackminster charity are celebrating after one of their team scooped a top county award.

Sam Elliot, who has given his time to Roundabout for the last two years, was honoured with a personal achievement award at the Worcestershire Council for Voluntary Youth Services Tryangle Awards evening

Sam and a number of other young people from across Worcestershire nominated in various categories attended the Bosch Centre in Worcester where they were presented with their awards during a ceremony hosted by BBC journalist Cath Mackie.

Sam, 22, from Droitwich, has been profoundly disabled since birth but was nominated for his perseverance in overcoming his disabilities and his commitment to helping others by volunteering at Roundabout.

“I feel really good about receiving this award. Coming to Roundabout has given me focus and opportunities I would not have.” he said.

Manager of Roundabout Peter Andews nominated Sam and said: “Sam deserves his recognition for overcoming his disabilities and for giving up his time to help others in need.

“The award ceremony was an emotional occasion for Sam’s parents, Sam exemplifies everything that Roundabout strives to achieve.

“Roundabout is widely known for providing material assistance to those in need across Worcestershire but less known is the provision made for volunteers with physical and mental disabilities.

“Roundabout has more than 50 regular volunteers and without them Roundabout would not exist.

“A significant number of the volunteers have a degree of disability both physical and mental and Roundabout provides a safe and stimulating environment to allow individuals like Sam to flourish.” he added.

Visit www.roundaboutevesham.org.uk for more information about the charity.