Hard work as a volunteer leads to a deserved award for Ceileigh - The Evesham Observer

Hard work as a volunteer leads to a deserved award for Ceileigh

Evesham Editorial 1st Apr, 2017   0

A CARING Vale volunteer who has defied the odds since she was born weighing just over half a bag of sugar has been honoured with a major award.

Ceileigh Langford was honoured with a Young Solutions Worcestershire Tryangle bravery award at Worcestershire’s premier annual volunteering awards which celebrate the efforts of young people.

The 20-year-old was born prematurely and weighed just 580 grams at birth.

As a result of her premature birth she has cerebral palsy; she is also profoundly deaf with severe sight impairment and also has mobility issues.

Ceileigh has not let her disabilities hold her back and is a much-loved volunteer at Evesham charity Roundabout’s Blackminster Business Park base.

Volunteers at the popular furniture reuse charity are celebrating after Ceileigh was honoured at a special gala awards ceremony at Worcester Bosch in Worcester.

The awards honour those who despite health, disability or social problems manage to overcome adversity and ‘get the job done’, at home, at school or college, or within the community.

Roundabout manager Peter Andrews who nominated Ceileigh said: “Ceileigh thoroughly deserves her recognition for the commitment she has shown to

Roundabout for the past four years. “Ceileigh’s mission in life is to try and keep everything spotlessly clean and champion the philosophy of furniture reuse

“The awards evening was an emotional and proud occasion for Ceileigh’s family and she exemplifies everything that Roundabout strives to achieve,” he added.

As well as providing material assistance to those in need across Worcestershire, the North Cotswolds and West Warwickshire, Roundabout also takes on volunteers with physical and mental disabilities.

The caring approach to recruitment means the charity can now boast more than 50 regular volunteers.

“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 to realise their potential,” Peter added.

Roundabout has a number of vacancies in the contact centre and as van drivers.

Visit www.roundaboutevesham.org.uk for more on the volunteering opportunities and about the charity.


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