Our Making a Difference 2019 Award winners!

To celebrate our wonderful members and their contributions to the Society as a whole, we launched the first official Making a Difference Awards late last year, and after careful consideration from the judges, we’re ready to reveal the winners!

2019's Making a Difference Award winners with Grand Master, Bill Henchliff

The judges had a hard time selecting this year’s winners, with many worthy nominations received across the awards’ categories. But after much deliberation, four fabulous members were announced at this year’s annual conference.

“Huge congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to everybody else who was nominated! Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated, and doesn’t go unnoticed.” Jane Nelson, CEO of the Oddfellows

FOR GIVING A HELPING HAND

Vivienne Simpson (Burton-on-Trent District)

Read Vivienne's story.

FOR WORKING IN THE SPIRIT OF MUTUALITY

Bill Rainsbury (North West Kent District)

Read Bill's story.

FOR GIVING SOMETHING BACK

David Smith (Cleveland and Durham District)

Read David's story.

FOR ENRICHING LIVES SOCIALLY

Faye Chadwick (Huddersfield District)

Read Faye's story.

 

Jane Nelson, CEO said: “So many of our members make the Society a wonderful place to form friendships, access advice and get support. It’s important that we reward those who go above and beyond for their Branch when we can and the Making a Difference Awards is the perfect way to do this.

“Huge congratulations to this year’s winners, and thank you to everybody else who was nominated! Your hard work and dedication is much appreciated, and doesn’t go unnoticed.”

Member nominations for 2020 are now open. Do you know someone who always goes the extra mile when volunteering, fundraising, caring for other members, or doing their very best for the Branch? You can download a member nomination form from our Making a Difference page, or by simply contacting your Branch Secretary. Use our handy Branch Finder to find their contact details.