Blog Blog Volunteer Thank You Event The annual ReachOut Volunteer Thank You Event 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. We provide one-to-one mentors for young people who have been referred to us for a variety of reasons and in the words of our London Manager, Chloe Holness: Volunteering with ReachOut is not easy, but if it were easy then those wouldn't be the children that need a mentor; Despite this challenge, our dedicated volunteer mentors show up week after week, rain or shine, to support these young people in raising their aspirations, improving their academic attainment and reaching their potential. We are incredibly grateful and so proud of every single one of them and this is our way of saying a huge THANK YOU!! This year we were extremely lucky to be able to host the event at the beautiful and historic Clothworkers Hall in the City of London. With over 100 volunteers in attendance and the speeches out of the way we were pleased to announce the following winners of the 2017 awards: ReachOut Academy Volunteer of the Year – James Lovelace ReachOut Club Volunteer of the Year – Prithvi Shashikant ReachOut Project of the Year – Redlands Year 6 Girls Project ReachOut Project Leader of the Year – Ovig Mututa ReachOut Outstanding Contribution Award – Daphne Mcrae Kierhan Dhaliwal Student Inspiration Award – Toby Sansom Thank you to everyone who attended and everyone who has supported us over the last year. Bring on 2017/18!