Against All Odds!
Congratulations to seAp Volunteer, Jo Batkin, for achieving the first ever award “Against All Odds” Volunteering Award, from Hastings Voluntary Action (HVA) in recognition of her work and dedication. Jo was nominated by seAp for this award which will be presented annually to a volunteer who has overcome their own challenges in order to support others. In its first year, there were 6 finalists who were asked to attend HVAs AGM on 28 January to receive a certificate. Out of those 6 finalists, members of HVA voted on an overall winner to receive a special award. We are so pleased and proud to announce that Jo won this award and received her trophy (a beautiful specially commissioned unique piece designed and made by students at the Sussex Coast College); This was a unanimous decision by the voters at HVA as they were overwhelmed by the support Jo has given over many years of dedicated hard work in times of her own needs.
This award was given in the memory of Fran McEwan who passionately supported voluntary action. I am certain that Fran would have wholeheartedly approved of the winner of this award. Jo has given her time freely to support seAp’s work and our clients. She is an important part of the team and is appreciated by us all. Well done Jo and thanks again for your hard work.