From over a hundred nominees nationally, Eve Hughes from Newbury was presented with Action for Children’s award for Outstanding Volunteer, presented by John O’Brien, the organisation’s chair of trustees.
Although retired, Eve volunteers nearly full time to ensure children in need have their voices heard and the support they need. Eve has been volunteering with the Here4me project, which involves befriending young people in need, for over six years. Once Eve starts working with a young person, she will stay a constant figure in their lives for as long as they would like her to. Eve always puts the young people first and often changes her own plans at the last minute to be able to support a young person.
Named after Action for Children’s founder Thomas Bowman Stephenson, the Stephenson Awards recognise the outstanding work of people across the organisation, including staff, volunteers, supporters or a young person who has made positive changes to their life with help from Action for Children.