Voting now open for Rodney Powell Award for Volunteering
Voting is now open for the inaugural Rodney Powell Award for Volunteering which includes many of our Sight Loss Council members.
Thomas Pocklington Trust, which funds and supports Sight Loss Councils, launched the award to recognise the contribution volunteers make to the charity and the lives of blind and partially sighted people.
Head over to the TPT website to read more about the nominations and vote for who you think should be recognised for their work.
Voting is open from Monday 16 August until Monday 20 September 2021 (midnight).
Outstanding Teams shortlist
Bristol Sight Loss Council – shortlisted for its work to develop visual awareness training with Bristol Eye Hospital
Gloucestershire Sight Loss Council sub group (Carrie Thould, Mary Woolley, Viviene Coxhead) – shortlisted for its work with the Clinical Commissioning Group
Greater Manchester Sight Loss Council sub group (Ada Eravama, Anthony Gough, Lora Fachie, Maria Booth, Mary Gilbertson, Sophie Thornhill) – shortlisted for its ‘Lets’ Get Creatively Active’ event
York Sight Loss Council – shortlisted for its work with e-scooter operator TIER
Outstanding Individual shortlist
Frank McFarlane – Merseyside Sight Loss Council – shortlisted for raising awareness of the needs of blind and partially sighted people across employment, transport and sport.
Krupali Parshotam – Student Voices – shortlisted for her contribution to Disabled Student Allowance reforms
Louise Lifely – Bristol Sight Loss Council – shortlisted for her contribution in developing vision awareness training
Steve Ewens – Bristol Sight Loss Council – shortlisted for his contribution to Sight Loss Council and Peer Networks
Rodney Powell was Thomas Pocklington’s great nephew. He was a trustee at TPT for 37 years from 1983 to 2020, when he sadly passed away.
You can make a difference
If you are blind or partially sighted and want to make a difference, apply online to join the Sight Loss Councils.
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Publication date: 16 August 2021