Rebuilding Lives Awards Shortlist Announced
The Spinal Injuries Association Rebuilding Lives Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals and groups in the spinal cord injured community, who inspire others through their work or hobbies or during their rehabilitation. Our sixth awards ceremony will be taking place on Wednesday 6 June 2018 at the Williams Conference Centre. We received over 170 nominations to this year’s awards and the shortlisted nominees for each category are listed below in alphabetical order.
- SIA Volunteer of the Year Award
This award is presented to a volunteer who has been instrumental in supporting the work of the charity. The nomination could be for one of our office, event or service volunteers who has made a significant difference to any area of the charity’s work in the last year. The nominee must have volunteered for SIA during 2017.
- Steph Watson
- Victoria de Nemethy
- Williams Jones
- SIA Fundraiser of the Year Award
This award is presented to recognise the importance of voluntary fundraising or other similar support. It recognises those who make voluntary contributions of money and/or other resources towards the services that are vital to SIA. The nominee must have fundraised for SIA during 2017.
- Jurassic Coast Team (Sarah, Jacqui, Jen, Sarah and Barbara)
- Rhiannon Daniel
- Rob Groves
- Healthcare Professional of the Year Award
This award is presented to an experienced outstanding healthcare professional who has gone above and beyond the usual expectations of their job role and has made a significant difference to spinal cord injured (SCI) people and the SCI community.
- Alison Lamb
- Peter Bishop-Ponte
- Sarah Carr
This medal is presented to a young health professional from each of the 12 spinal centres across the country. The nomination should be for someone who has gone above and beyond in his or her role.
- Sarah Standish
- Lynne Morris
- Kimberley Fentem
- Rebecca Ellis
This award is presented to a team that has made a significant difference to the care, treatment or lives of SCI people in NHS Spinal Cord Injuries Centres, District General Hospitals or Rehab Centres.
- Southport SIC Outpatient Nurse Team
- Stanmore Outreach Team
- The Secretaries/Admins at MCSI Oswestry
- Inspirational Carer Award
This award is presented to an outstanding paid or unpaid carer working in the community or care home setting who has made a significant difference to spinal cord injured people and the SCI community.
- Anna Barwinek
- George Rutlsire Jean
- Judith Sallies
This award is presented to an individual or team who has provided inspirational contributions through outstanding sporting, arts or recreational achievements, whether during rehabilitation, hobby or profession.
- Drew Graham
- Jane Sowerby
- Nikki Emerson
This award is presented to a spinal cord injured individual who has shown courage, commitment and determination as they rehabilitated and rebuilt their lives after injury. This person will have also inspired others through their positive way of thinking and mind-set. You can only nominate someone in this category if you are a current SIA member (all-members accepted).
- Jonathan Bough
- Linda Cain
- Phil Downs
This award is presented to a young spinal cord injured person aged 25 and under, who has provided an outstanding level of contribution to the SCI community, and their SCI peers.
- Callan Rawnsley
- Derry Felton
- Evie Toombes
- Paul Smith Award for Life-Time Achievement Award
This award is presented in honour of Paul Smith, SIA’s Chief Executive Officer, who passed away in 2014. This nominee must be a spinal cord injured individual, who has shown similar levels of commitment and dedication to the spinal cord injury community. This person will have also inspired others through their positive way of thinking and mind-set.
- Geoff Holt MBE
- John Leonard
- Helen Cooke
The Corporate Torch Trophy will be awarded by the Corporate Team, and an overall winner chosen from the winners of the other 10 categories will win the Stephen Bradshaw Award for Rebuilding Lives 2018.
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