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New Heights celebrates volunteers' contributions

Bham mayor at New Heights


Victoria Bixby, Volunteer Co-ordinator at New Heights, writes:

Celebrating the contribution made by volunteers at New Heights Warren Farm Community Project

In recognition of the contribution volunteers make at New Heights Warren Farm Community Project we made several nominations for this year’s BVSC Volunteer Awards:

  • New Heights Warren Farm Community Project – Nominated for Volunteer Team of the Year 2017
  • Nancy Byrne – Nominated for 50+ Volunteer of the Year 2017
  • Caroline Gorman – Nominated for Rising Star Volunteer of the Year 2017
  • Maria Carnell – Nominated for Rising Star Volunteer of the Year 2017
  • Kathleen McCarty – Nominated for Community Volunteer of the Year 2017
  • Sean and Noran Flynn – Long Term Volunteer of the Year 2017

Kathleen, Sean and Noran were finalists in their categories and we are pleased to announce that they were runners up in their award categories. 

/media/news/library/vol-week-2017.jpgOur volunteers were recognised further when they were invited to a celebration event on Friday 9 June 2017. This was our way of saying “Thank you” for the fantastic support they give to our project and the local community.

Volunteers from the Community Café, Befriending Service, Luncheon Club, Monthly Community Meal, Crackers Playgroup, Silver Surfers and those with supporting roles including Trustees, Administration Support and Handy Person came together to celebrate their achievements. 

We also welcomed a very special guest:  Lord Mayor of Birmingham, Councillor Anne Underwood who took time to speak to the volunteers about the support they give the charity. 

Thank you to all our volunteers for the time you give to supporting the Kingstanding community.  

New Heights provides wide-ranging support to people throughout the Kingstanding area of Birmingham at its Community Café and at St John's Community Centre. They offer the chance for local people to meet and socialise, and also provide a base for training, counselling, advocacy and much more. Older residents can take part in a Silver Surfers group and attend social clubs to socialise and have fun. Various youth groups use the centre, allowing young people to meet and take part in a wide range of activities. The centres also host carers groups, mental health drop-in services, debt advisory services and support groups that serve the local need.

They currently have opportunities for Volunteer Counsellors to join their specialist domestic abuse counselling service. To find out more, visit

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