According to the Oxford English Dictionary, ‘wellbeing’ is ‘the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy’. Volunteers can help with wellbeing through giving their time and supporting people to deal with issues and problems they may be experiencing, so they feel better about their lives. The difference that such volunteers make to people’s wellbeing is clearly demonstrated by the inspirational nominees receiving recognition in this category.
Main Award – Cheryl Coss
Cheryl doesn’t really know what an asset she is to SODA, when she comes along to presentations and overcomes her fear of nervousness about speaking out. She speaks from the heart about all the devastating things she has experienced in her life and doesn’t realise that she is helping others by doing this.
read the full nomination here: WELLBEING – Cheryl Coss
Cheryl’s nomination film is here and you will see why the Panel decided to grant her the main award in this category:
Here is Cheryl receiving her award: