Washington charity worker honoured at awards

Steve receives his award from Rita Clifton.
Steve receives his award from Rita Clifton.
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A charity worker has been honoured at an awards ceremony.

Steve Wright, a member of staff at community volunteering charity The Conservation Volunteers (TCV) was named runner-up in the Star of the Future category at this year’s TCV Heroes Awards at the Houses of Parliament in London.

Steve, a TCV support and enrichment tutor, came runner-up in his award for his hard work at the Washington Centre on TCV’s Employment and Training Services programme.

He works with young people aged 16 to 19 years, many from deprived areas, to build their confidence and inspire them to lead better lives.

TCV, a national community volunteering charity, staged the award ceremony to acknowledge the hard work and dedication of their thousands of volunteers and employees, as well as celebrate those individuals who have gone above and beyond to create healthy, happy communities for everyone across the United Kingdom.

The ceremony took place at the Houses of Parliament, and the awards were presented by TCV’s chair of trustees Rita Clifton and TCV president Jonathan Porritt.

It was attended by TCV employees, volunteers, trustees, partners, funders and MPs.

Steve said: “I am absolutely delighted to have come runner-up in the TCV Star of the Future award.

“I thoroughly enjoy working on the Employment and Training Services programme, and it is great to know that the work I carry out is making a difference.

“TCV is a great organisation, and I am really lucky to be part of their work to create healthier, happier communities for everyone.”