What a team! Award for Sidmouth Hospiscare volunteer drivers

Volunteer drivers from Sidmouth Hospiscare have been honoured for their contribution to the local community.

They took the Best Team Contribution Award at Devon County Council’s Community Transport Awards. The special award was given in recognition of the competition’s 20th year. In total, more than 60 nominations were received.

Sidmouth Hospiscare received a £200 prize, donated by printer Pollards. The cash will be spent on throwing a party to thank volunteers for their selfless commitment.

Devon County Council Vice Chair, Councillor Margaret Squires, presented the awards. She said: “It’s incredible to think that these Community Transport Awards have been going for 20 years now.

“Congratulations must go to everyone who has played a part in these awards and to all of the winners over the years. Community transport plays an important role in Devon to keep people connected to vital services that many of us take for granted, such as local shops and GP appointments.

“The staff and volunteers are the lifeblood of these organisations and their effort and commitment deserves the recognition of these awards.”

Councillor Roger Croad, Devon County Council Cabinet Member with responsibility for community transport, said: “Over the past 20 years, these awards have highlighted just how much good work is done across Devon in the community transport sector to help people who may otherwise be isolated.

“We’re very fortunate that our county has plenty of community-spirited people; these awards are a way of thanking just some of them but everyone involved with community transport deserves praise.

“We’ve seen some amazing examples of the selfless dedication that goes into the everyday running of these amazing organisations and they deserve a lot of credit for the work that they do.”

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