This year’s annual Livability Awards evening took place on the 23rd February this year at their national office on the Greenwich Peninsula. HRH the Princess Royal and Livability Patron made a special visit to present the awards which are held to celebrate staff, supporters and volunteers from around the charity.
The event also marked the official opening ceremony for Livability’s national office, following Livability’s recent move to the area. Also in attendance, were the Mayor of Royal Greenwich, Councillor Norman Adams and the Deputy Lieutenant of Greenwich, Dr Pieter Van Der Merwe.
Livability holds the ceremony every year to mark and celebrate the special achievements of staff, supporters and volunteers. Nominated by their peers, the winners are recognised as being people that go the extra mile in their work and service.
Victoria was very well represented this year winning no less than nine awards. Paula Allcroft from our Class BE won the overall prize for Outstanding Staff Achievement, collecting her prize from The Princess Royal. Paula said that she was “honoured and thrilled” to receive the award. Trustees awards went to Headteacher Simon Brown, Head of Speech and Language Therapy Sarah Gilling, Senior Teaching Assistants Charlie Street and Alison Richardson, Project Infrastructure Manager Andy Price and Care Support Worker Hazel Noyon. In the Outstanding Team category awards went to Victoria School and Victoria Horticulture. Well done to all our award winners, it’s great to see you getting the recognition you deserve.