Shortlist Announced for Active Devon’s Volunteer Awards 2023

A shortlist of nominees for the Active Devon Volunteer Awards 2023 has now been selected and we are excited to announce who they are.

The Active Devon Volunteer Awards offer a chance to say thank you to volunteers who goes the extra mile and give up their time to help and support people in their community to be more active.

There are four main award categories which will cover Devon district areas and one individual will be chosen from each area. Plus, this year, there are also three special awards which will be chosen at the judge’s discretion from all the entries received.

Here’s more information on the Active Devon Volunteer Awards 2023.

Shortlist of Nominees for 2023

North Devon District and Torridge:

  • Daniel Turton – Ilfracombe Rugby Football Club
  • Steve Dickinson and John Lavington  Torridge Walk and Talk

East Devon District, Mid Devon District and Exeter:

  • Damian Burton – Free Spirit Taekwondo, Seaton
  • Greg Price – Exmouth Gig Club
  • John Costello – Seachange, Budleigh Salterton

West Devon District and Plymouth:

  • Chris Gilchrist – Rhythm City Dance Studios, Plymouth
  • James Lowe – Plymouth Mayflower Specials
  • Pam Coxwell – The Parkinson’s Support Group, Tavistock area

South Hams District, Teignbridge and Torbay:

  • Anthony Goss – Totnes, Dartington & Meadowbrook Football Club, Totnes
  • Louise Trewern – Winner Street Walkers/Walking Works Wonders – Ramblers Wellbeing Walks, Paignton and Newton Abbot
  • Susan Hamer-Wills – HealthScape CIC, Torbay

The Outstanding Young Volunteer of the Year Award:

  • Cara Baer – Plymouth Mayflower Specials
  • Max Hembry – St Budeaux Tennis Club, Plymouth
  • Will Luscombe – The Wave Project, South Devon

The Volunteering Team of the Year Award:

  • Sue and Ian Hutchings, Bovey Tracey Lifesaving Club
  • Tri-Hards Community Fitness Project, Exmouth
  • The Wave Project, Devon Team

The Outstanding Contribution to Inclusion Award: 

  • David Vinall – Atlantic Racquet Centre, North Devon
  • John Callaway and the volunteers at Totnes Community Tennis Club
  • Plymouth Mayflower Specials

When Will the Winners be Announced?

A panel of judges, made up of people within Devon who champion physical activity and volunteering will select the winners. The winners will then be announced in October and a celebration event will take place at their location.

Once the winners have been selected and notified, we will announce who they are on our website and via social media.