Community award for volunteer

Sally with her award.
Sally with her award.

Volunteer Sally Osmond has been recognised for the amount of work she does in the local community and the extra effort she invests to ensure everyone is included, supported and reached.

Sally has been recognised by the local panel of the Halifax Giving Extra Awards for her sterling work in setting up the New Life Community Centre in Spilsby.

Nominated by the centre’s manager, David Bruce, Sally has gone above and beyond for local people by setting up a variety of projects and clubs that cater for everyone in the area and she has given a new lease of life to those with learning disabilities.

David said: “Sally puts more than 100 percent into the New Life Community Centre in Spilsby, and many rely and look up to her.

“She empowers those with learning disabilities through the Open Access Project - an evening where young people and adults with learning disabilities can meet and take part in many different activities including arts and crafts, music, and song and dance sessions.”

Sally thanked the Halifax and her nominees for the prize, and other volunteers who have also helped to make the community what it is.

She said: “I would like to thank The Halifax and my nominee, David, for this prize and take this opportunity to thank the amazing team of dedicated volunteers who have made it possible to deliver these projects to those in need in our community. Without their support none of this work would have been possible.”

Awards ambassador, television and Heart presenter Jenni Falconer, said: “Sally truly deserves this recognition for all she has done to help others, improve community life and has made a real difference to the people living in Spilsby.”

The first ever Halifax Giving Extra Awards were launched at the end of 2013.

Nominations were either made online or in Halifax branches throughout November and judging took place during December and January 2014.

Halifax launched the Giving Extra Awards last year to celebrate the unsung heroes who are giving something back, whether that is through helping and supporting their community or going that extra mile for family and friends.

For more information check out or see the hashtag #GivingExtra on Twitter.