LACE Housing to celebrate volunteers and staff service

Accommodation and support service provider LACE Housing will be celebrating the achievements of staff and volunteers during an awards evening on 1st December. Pictured are the winners of the Best Team Award in 2016, staff from Olsen Court.

Accommodation and support service provider LACE Housing will be celebrating the achievements of staff and volunteers during an awards evening on 1st December.

Certificates and trophies will be awarded to seven winners who have demonstrated their outstanding contribution to the association during its 18th annual presentation evening.

More than 20 staff, volunteers and Friends of LACE Housing will be presented with certificates to commemorate their service and continued support for the not-for-profit organisation, which provides housing and support services for older people in Lincolnshire.

Among those due to be honoured is David Brown, who began volunteering with LACE Housing 18 years ago. David started volunteering a couple of hours a week but quickly found himself employed part-time as one of the maintenance team and is now the Maintenance Supervisor.

Nick Chambers, Chief Executive at LACE Housing, said: “Our awards evening is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our loyal and hard-working staff, volunteers and Friends of LACE Housing and our collective fundraising efforts for our charity of the year.

“I’m pleased to see so many members of our team nominated by our residents and other staff and look forward to finding out who has won the awards this year.”

Staff up for Special Awards include John Ellis, Scott Studd and Jim Evans, who are finalists in the Lincoln and Kesteven Age UK Volunteer of the Year category.

Natasha Smith, Agne Vaivadiene and Di Williamson have been nominated for the Shooting Star  Customer Service Award, while Hazel Ashmore, a Housing and Support Officer, and the staff at Brick Kiln Place in Grantham are nominated in the Investors in Excellence Award.

The Lindum Best Team Award nominees are Tracey Warren and Michelle Cook from Brick Kiln Place, the Lincoln and Boston Transport Service teams and the Property and Ground Maintenance Team.

Finance Assistants Gary Falkinder and Lucy Dickenson-Fogg are both in the running for the Greetwell Purchasing Solutions Outstanding Contribution Award, along with support coordinator Di Williamson.

During the ceremony, which will take place at The Bentley Hotel in South Hykeham, Nick Chambers will reflect upon the association’s developments over the last 12 months.

Following a year of fundraising activities, Nick will present a cheque to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution which was LACE Housing’s Charity of the Year 2017. Staff from the association have taken part in a range of national RNLI campaigns, fundraising events and the Lincoln 10K.

Before the end of the event LACE Housing’s 2018 Charity of Year will be revealed.