The High Sheriff of Suffolk George Vestey is pleased to announce this year’s shortlist!

We were thrilled this year to receive an unprecedented and record-breaking 150 nominations for the High Sheriff’s Awards 2019.

The quality of applications across the board was both astonishing and humbling and it was difficult to know quite where to start with the judging. Having said that, our panel have managed to reach a decision, and create a shortlist of nominees.

The High Sheriff has also personally written to several organisations with a special certificate of recognition, and it’s been lovely to receive messages of excitement and thanks from those who have received one.

In advance of the awards ceremony on March 28th, we would like to let all of Suffolk know how wonderful the nominees are – so please do get involved on social using the hashtag #HighSheriffAwards2019!

Finally, a massive THANK YOU to those who took the time to nominate for this year’s awards. We invite you all to join with us in congratulating this year’s shortlist. 

Suffolk Young Volunteer of the Year Award 

Bethany Levett

Chloe Pearson 

Suffolk Inspiring Leader


Rebecca Crerar – Suffolk Refugee Support

Fiona Ellis – Survivors In Transition

Ann Osborn – Rural Coffee Caravan

Emma Ratzer – Access Community Trust

Maureen Reynel – FIND (Families in Need)

Tara Somers – Home Start in Suffolk

Suffolk Voluntary Health Care Award

The Memory Lane Cafe 

Livability Icanho

The Phoenix Project

Suffolk Strengthen Your Community Award


Hour Community


Operation Camouflage

Suffolk Emergency & Armed Services Volunteer Award

Mark Brennan

Dr Jeremy Mauger

Paul Booker

Suffolk Collaborative Partnership Award


Stowmarket Dementia Action Alliance

The Weavers Tea Room


Suffolk Voluntary Organisation of the Year – Inspiring Young People

The Mix

The Bangladeshi Support Centre

The B&B Young People’s Theatre Group 

Suffolk Voluntary Organisation of the Year – Rebuilding Broken Lives

YMCA Trinity Group

Lighthouse Women’s Aid

Noise Solution 

Suffolk Volunteer of the Year Award 

Jackie Hobson

Jill Brough

Ian Walters


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