York’s unsung heroes were recognised at the York Cares Golden Moment awards on Tuesday, with Portakabin coming away with two great prizes.

Hosted by BBC Radio York’s, Elly Fiorentini, volunteers and organisations from all over the city gathered to celebrate the true impact of volunteering and the many achievements made over the past year.

Louise Gregory, Commercial Administrator won an award for her amazing contribution to promoting responsible business through championing volunteering. Louise, who is a responsible business partner within the business was recognised for going above and beyond to ensure colleagues know about and take part in volunteering opportunities.

Louise said ‘I was so proud to win an award for promoting responsible business through championing volunteering. York Cares have some great community challenges, and it was a real pleasure to get involved and promote volunteering opportunities to our workforce. This year we have done everything from gardening, maintenance, and even wrapping Christmas presents for local organisations. We’re really looking forward to getting involved again this year.’

As a business, Portakabin also received an award for its contribution to Community Challenges, particularly Chapman’s Pond where volunteers took part in tree planting and garden maintenance.

Each employee is entitled to spend a day every year working for a charity or organisation of their choice. The activities they undertake range from running an activity at a care home, clearing a school garden, or painting a youth club.

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