North West Air Ambulance Charity volunteers nominated for Best of Lancashire Awards

Published: 2nd October 2023

Two volunteers from the North West Air Ambulance Charity were nominated for two award categories at the Best of Lancashire Awards.

Michael John is one of the charity’s speaker volunteers, he was nominated for the prestigious ‘Volunteer of the Year’ award.

Freda Whittle is a retail volunteer at the charity’s Barrowford shop and supports events and presentations, she was nominated for the ‘Charity Fundraiser of the Year’ award, which was sponsored by the Marsden Building Society.

Volunteers Michael and Freda at the Best of Lancashire Awards

The Best of Lancashire Award ceremony took place on the 28th of September at the Crow Wood Hotel and Spa Resort, where shortlisted nominees and their guests were invited to the glittering awards gala celebration dinner.

Both Michael and Freda’s spirits were still high despite not winning their categories on the night.

As huge advocates of the North West Air Ambulance Charity, both volunteers should be very proud to have been nominated for their hard work and dedication.

Laura Carr, the charity’s Regional Fundraiser for South Lancashire, attended the awards ceremony with Freda and Michael, she said: “It was an honour to attend the Best of Lancashire Awards after two of our #NWAAmazing Volunteers, Freda and Michael, were nominated for two separate category awards, Charity Fundraiser of the Year and Volunteer of the Year.

“Freda and Michael go above and beyond every single day and the nominations were well deserved. Whilst it was a shame they didn’t win on the night the whole of the North West Air Ambulance Charity see them as winners in our eyes.”

Laura, Michael and Freda

Helen Doward, Head of Volunteering at the North West Air Ambulance Charity, said: “Every volunteer at our charity makes a lifesaving difference, Michael and Freda are two of over 500 dedicated and passionate volunteers giving their time freely to raise funds for such a vital service.

“We are so proud of Michael and Freda; the recognition is well deserved. They truly are exceptional, and the North West Air Ambulance Charity is lucky to have their support.”

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