The annual ReachOut Volunteer Thank You Event (VTYE) is one of our favourite nights of the year.  It’s an opportunity for us to bring all of our wonderful volunteers together and show how much we appreciate their hard work, commitment and resilience.

The North-West VTYE took place on Thursday 4th April at the UK Fast campus in Manchester. We were so pleased to have over 70 Mentors and Project Leaders in attendance from projects in Manchester, Oldham and Liverpool. After some drinks, nibbles and mingling, everyone headed into the auditorium for the awards ceremony. Congratulations to all of our award winners, listed below.

Mentor who has volunteered the most hours Bremer Kayimbe - 109 hours!
ReachOut Club Volunteer of the Year

Mia Ratcliffe (Rolls Crescent Year 6)

Jake England (St Luke's Year 5)

Mary Ferguson-Briggs (Rolls Crescent Year 6) - winner

ReachOut Academy Volunteer of the Year

Andreaa Iluita (Dean Trust Ardwick, Year 9 girls)

Georgia Davenport (Newman RC College, Year 8 girls)

Jamie Pratt (Dean Trust Ardwick, Year 8 boys) - winner

Newcomer of the Year

Charlie Walker (Pleasant Street Primary School)

Elizabeth Randall (St Nicholas Catholic Primary School)

Emma Hupperdine (Windsor Community Primary) - winner

Club Project of the Year St Luke's Year 6
Academy Project of the Year Dean Trust Ardwick Year 9 girls
Project Leader of the Year Nicole Burgess
Outstanding Mentor of the Year Kimberley Hanson

Thank you to everyone who has helped to make our programmes in Manchester, Oldham and Liverpool such a success this year. It was a brilliant evening, celebrating everyone's achievements. The London VTYE will be taking place on 5th June, so we're excited to continue the celebrations then. Keep scrolling for the best photos of the evening!