JOHN McGORMAN, BCAv
John, has been volunteering for various charities since the 1970s but it’s his work with New Heights Warren Farm Community Project in Kingstanding, which has helped breathe new life into the organisation.The aim of this project is to meet the needs of the most disadvantaged members of the community, which is achieved by services such as a Domestic Abuse Counselling Service, free legal advice, a befriending service, as well as helping to address poverty and debt in the community.
Since he started in May 2015, John has secured nearly £800,000 of funding, supporting full time and part time positions but most importantly helping the project to deliver meaningful help to theKingstanding community.John’s exceptional skills have helped refurbish the café, as well as providing vital funding for the Domestic Abuse Counselling Service. There are now more than 100 volunteers signed up to assist.
His nominator said: “Without his support and the time and dedication given to fundraising, we wouldn’t be able to deliver the much-needed services that are currently on offer to the Kingstanding community.”
Nominated by: Victoria Bixby