A mum from Sheffield has been named winner of the ‘most innovative volunteer award’ at a national ceremony in London.
Charlotte Surridge, from Stannington, a member of the Sheffield and Rotherham branch of the National Childbirth Trust, brought new NCT services to Longley by setting up two weekly groups, first aid courses, literacy support and signing workshops.
She was presented with her NCT Stars award at the House of Lords.
She said: “I’m delighted to have won. And I’m really pleased they’ve recognised the work we’ve done in reaching low-income parents in our area.”
Belinda Phipps, chief executive of the NCT, said: “Our volunteers provide a much-needed support network for local parents in so many ways.
“Their enthusiasm is invaluable and makes a huge difference to the charity’s work. We are truly grateful.”
Sponsored by Pampers, the awards attracted hundreds of nominations.
The Most Innovative Volunteer award is given to a person who used creative methods to help to support and inform parents in their local community.
The NCT is the UK’s largest parent charity.