Wessex Charity Awards


2009 Awards

The Wessex Charity Awards 2009 was the inaugural event and was warmly received by regional charities as a way to thank and recognise the work of individuals and not-for-profit organisations in the region. Many individuals were personally nominated for their contribution and dedication to each charity. The Awards event was kindly sponsored by prominent local companies.

Comments from the evening

“What a great evening it was. Superbly organised and great fun – the fact that we came away with an award was really the icing on the cake!”

“We were absolutely thrilled to bring home the wonderful trophy with us – it was so gratifying to know that so many people believed in our cause by deciding to award the trophy to Coastwatch, Portland Bill. This is a terrific boost to the team here, who were all really pleased. Thank you so much.”

“Thank you for instigating the Wessex Charity Awards – it was a great idea to recognise the many excellent charities in the area and to help raise the profile of everybody’s work. Please pass on thanks to the sponsors and all those members of your team who worked so hard to make it possible”

“It was a wonderful evening, the food was exquisite, the company delightful and the various insights into the work of the nominee charities and their people were very illuminating”

The 2009 Winners

Trustee Board of the Year Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice
Chief Executive of the Year Martin Edwards, Julia’s House
Fundraising Team of the Year Emmaus Hampshire
Volunteer of the Year Coastwatch, Portland Bill
Charity of the Year Naomi House Children’s Hospice