Eastside Award for Volunteer of the Year

Nominations were sought for the Volunteer who merits special recognition in terms of their personal journey and/or their contribution to the East Belfast community.

We are grateful to Bravehearts NI for sponsoring this award.

The finalists for the Eastside Award for Volunteer of the Year were:

  • Michael Close, Ledley Hall Boys and Girls Club
  • Cheryl Hoey, 114th Mersey Street Guides
  • Brian White, Brain Injury Matters
Winner: 
Michael Close, Ledley Hall Boys and Girls Club

The judges said that Michael stood out for his commitment, dedication and unselfish approach, always going the extra mile to bring positive benefits to young people – he too is an excellent role model.