Marsh Award for Innovation and Dedication

This award recognises those working with a Barnado's service, who are involved in challenging areas of work, and who have shown determination to overcoming discrimination and finding new ways of working. Examples could include working with asylum seekers and refugees, working to support cultural traditions, protecting the rights of children or working with offenders.

The 2013 winner is Sebastian Hope

Sebastian is a volunteer for the Barnardo’s Work Programme mentoring scheme in Yorkshire, and has been a real asset to the team since joining. He makes time on a Saturday to meet with young service users aged between18 and 24 years old, who have been living on benefits for the past six months, and mentor them on employment. He uses his industry experience and knowledge of working in the learning and development field to support young people, helping them to develop the confidence and skills they need to find employment. Sebastian is a very positive role model and a great mentor who has shown great commitment to the programme and to the young people he supports.


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Previous Winners:

2012 Derek Reid

2011 John Jones

2010 Gwen Richardson

2009 Owen Gill

2008 Jagrutti Duggal