What's happening news Volunteer Thank You Events 2018 With our 2017/18 academic year nearly at a close, both Manchester and London spent an evening celebrating our fantastic volunteers! First up was our London event held at Macquarie Bank. 2018 marks ReachOut’s 15th year as a registered charity so the evening celebrated some highlights with a few of our former mentees reading their most memorable moments from when they were mentees. Then it was on to the main event… the awards! Bronze Award (25+ hours) 26 of our mentors Silver Award (50+ hours) 7 of our mentors Gold Award (75+ hours) James White Platinum Award (100+ hours) Mujtaba Walji ReachOut Club Volunteer of the Year Mujtaba Walji ReachOut Academy Volunteer of the Year James Dawes ReachOut Club Project of the Year Redlands Year 5 Boys ReachOut Academy Project of the Year The Petchey Academy Year 10 Boys ReachOut Club Project Leader of the Year Lucie Collins ReachOut Academy Project Leader of the Year Jamie Day Kieran Dhaliwal Inspirational Student Award Zeynab Yusuf Outstanding Contribution Award James White To see photos from this event, click here. A few weeks later it was Manchester’s turn! The venue for the evening was Albert’s Schloss, a vibrant bar in the city centre. With over 75 attendees and a range of awards, it was a fantastic evening spent celebrating this year’s achievements. Take a look at our winners below. Mentor who has volunteered the most hours Bremer Kayimbye Mentor of the year (as nominated by fellow mentors) Hannah Ainsworth Project Leader of the year Daniel Tanner Hidden Hero Award Shaun Woodcraft ReachOut Academy Project of the Year Oasis Academy Oldham, Year 8 Girls ReachOut Club Project of the Year Rolls Crescent Primary School, Year 6 Outstanding Mentor Khadija Mahmood-Sabir Mentor of the year (as nominated by his Project Leader) James Gaskell To see photos from this event, click here. A huge well done to all of our winners! ReachOut has had a fantastic academic year and it was a great opportunity to thank our dedicated volunteers for their contributions this year… we couldn’t do it without them! If you’d like to volunteer for 2018/19 – simply fill in this form!