On the 24th July 2014, 14 people were presented with their Jubilee Awards at the House of Lords by Lord Watson of Richmond CBE. The awards recognised those working in the public sector who have dedicated their lives to service, who regularly go over and above their usual duties and who have made a significant impact on the lives of others. Nominations were judged by a prominent panel and showcase gratitude for the outstanding service provided by public sector workers. Photos of the award winners are available in our Media Gallery.
Jubilee Awards for Service – Youth Award
This year, inspired by and in partnership with the Step Up To Serve campaign, the Jubilee Awards also recognised young people who participate in social action; be that through volunteering or fundraising, caring for people, providing mentoring support in school, running campaigns or being part of a social enterprise.
5 inspirational young people also received their Jubilee Youth Awards at the House of Lords
2014 Award Winners
John Chance | Watch Commander, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service
John Chance has been in the Fire Service for 23 years and is the heartbeat of the village; he leads by example and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, expecting the same high standards and calibre in the firefighters he leads.
Peter Goulding and Adnan Ali | Police Officers
Peter Goulding and Adnan Ali sustained serious injuries whilst apprehending a suspect, but showed considerable bravery in protecting each other and ensuring the security of the offender until the patrols arrived.
Mike Humber | Technical Services Manager
Mike Humber manages the Thanet District Council's engineering services, demonstrating an exceptional professional service and protecting Thanet’s community and buildings from the sea.
Raj Jhamat | Clinical Nurse Specialist, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
Raj Jhamat has dedicated 24 years of her life to working with families and young people with learning disabilities, especially those of South Asian origin, supporting them through the health system and working to reduce the inequalities and stigma they face.
Darren Lindley | Police Community Support Officer
Darren Lindley works as a Police Community Support Officer in Manchester and has devoted his own time, money and effort to developing successful youth work provision for the disadvantaged young people in his local area.
Elaine Lomas | Principal Environmental Health Officer (Food, Health & Safety)
Over the last 20 years, Elaine Lomas has taken on a significant role in leading and co-ordinating the Appleby Gypsy and Traveller Horse Fair, and her dedication and tireless work has improved the fair for all involved.
Roz Mesney | Domestic, Dorset County Hospital
Roz Mesney is a vital part of the Emergency Department of Dorset County Hospital, taking immense pride in ensuring the ward is clean and safe and always going over and above her job role to support patients and families.
Alistair Payne and Jim Simpson | Police Officers
Alistair Payne and Jim Simpson showed immense bravery when successfully tackling an armed man holding several nurses hostage, putting aside their own safety in order to protect the lives of those in danger.
Lisa Robinson | Hospitality Manager and Volunteer Lead, Birmingham Children’s Hospital
As the Volunteer Manager at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, Lisa Robinson has increased the number of and impact made by volunteers, supporting more children who are receiving treatment in hospital and ensuring volunteers grow and develop through their experience.
Vanessa Skinner | Deputy Manager, Community Safety Development, London Fire Brigade
Vanessa Skinner is a committed member of the London Fire Brigade, devoting time over and above her normal workload to keeping the community safe and planning responses to civil emergencies or major incidents, including terrorist attacks and the recent flooding.
Geoff Spoke | Retained Watch Manager, Northants Fire and Rescue Service
Geoff has devoted 40 years of his life to the Fire Service, saving lives through the medical ‘co-responding’ initiative he introduced, and raising over £24,000 for the FireFighters Charity.
Shirley Webb | Book Keeper
Shirley Webb has dedicated her working life to the Allendale Community Centre, keeping it running for the last 25 years and continuing to be a very active volunteer.
Siân Elizabeth Buckley | Youth Awards - 10-15 year olds
Siân has been a Junior Ranger volunteer at Ty Mawr Country Park, Wrexham, from the age of 8, contributing over 255 hours of service and helping to maintain the park and keep it accessible to all in the community.
Glory Botesse | Youth Awards - 10-15 year olds
Glory has been involved in the ReachOut mentoring programme for two years and is a constant source of support and inspiration for other boys on the project, fundraising regularly for charity and always looking for more opportunities to help the ReachOut project, his school and the local community.
Ayrton Cable | Youth Awards - 10-15 year olds
Ayrton is an ambassador for 100Hours, a campaign that ‘brings wise and compassionate living and leadership to young people everywhere’ and has his own social action project ‘365 Ways to change the world’, campaigning on important social issues such as factory farming and the use of conflict minerals.
Rebecca Brunskill | Youth Awards - 16-20 year olds
Rebecca gives considerable amounts of time to the National Citizens Service, Liverpool Schools’ Parliament, Youthforia and UK Youth Parliament, running summer camps for disadvantaged young people, supporting disabled people to experience rock climbing, and campaigning for changes to benefit young people.
Carl Fuhrmann | Youth Awards - 16-20 year olds
Since February 2011, Carl has completed over 1,000 volunteer hours helping those less able than himself, raising thousands of pounds for various local and national charities.
"Public service is the glue which holds our society together, but too often it remains invisible and as a result is taken for granted. I'm delighted that the Jubilee Awards for Service are recognising the outstanding contributions that all of these inspirational leaders have made to their local community. The awards are for them but also for the thousands of other volunteers and public sector workers who make such a valuable contribution to everybody's life in modern Britain.”
Keith Heron, Unison