Social Impact Award Winners

This award celebrates the achievements of learners or tutors who have inspired others around them to embrace learning opportunities and achieve their potential. The 2016 Social Impact Award was sponsored by WEA.

Social Impact - National Winner

Steve Whitmore

Steve found himself homeless after leaving the Armed Forces. Supported back into learning by the YMCA, he became a qualified fitness instructor and has since accumulated over 4,000 hours of volunteering with them.

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Social Impact - Highly Commended

David Cockburn

When David signed up for a gardening course, little did he know those initial 12 weeks would turn into years of learning, volunteering and peer mentoring.

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Social Impact - Highly Commended

Ursula Stone

Following redundancy, Ursula signed up for a class at Capel Manor College, beginning a floristry journey that would transform her into an empowered, enthusiastic and talented florist, teacher and social entrepreneur.

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