CONGRATULATIONS were due to our Rent Officer Lisa Wastney as she was the 2015 recipient of the Roland Archer Trophy for service to YMCA Humber, being presented with the award at a special ceremony on Monday 7 December.
Staff at the Humber-based youth charity were asked to nominate the staff team member of volunteer that they thought had contributed most to the charity during the 12 months between July 2014 and June 2015, with a shortlist drawn up from there.
As well as Lisa, Support Workers Siobhan Porter and Peter Holroyd, Customer Service Officer Elena Doyle, Funding and Volunteer Coordinator Alan Burley and cleaner Julie Ratten were nominated for the award.
Staff and volunteers then voted for whom they thought was most deserving of the award through a month-long online voting process.
Chair of our Trustees, Steve Gallaher, was on hand to present Lisa with the award.
Speaking afterwards she said: “It was an honour to even be nominated for the award by my colleagues, let alone to be voted as the winner.
“I was taken aback and find myself speechless at the time!
“I have been with YMCA for almost five years now, so this was a memorable way to mark that occasion.”
The trophy is presented in memory of Roland Archer, former chairman of YMCA Humber, who served the association for many years.
Presented each year for over 30 years, the award has recognised YMCA members who have worked above and beyond for the charity.
Also commended on her work for the charity was Hannah McMahon, support worker, who in October was named as runner-up in the Young Worker of the Year category at this year’s YMCA Youth Matters Awards in London.
PICTURE | Chair Steve Gallaher presents Rent Officer Lisa Wastney with the Roland Archer Trophy award for service to YMCA