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.

 

Rodney Powell Award for Volunteering nominations and link to vote

 

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

 

Vote now

 

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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For Volunteers’ Week 2021, we asked our volunteers what volunteering has enabled them to do.

Read and watch their stories

 

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