Staff awards 2018

Help us recognise staff, other individuals & organisations who have made life better for others

A great evening was had by all at The Lloyd Park Children’s Charity Awards 2018 ceremony held at the Gilwell Park in September 2018.

The awards help us recognise staff, other individuals and organisations who have made life better for children and families.

Over 160 employees and guests attended the glittering event. It was a great reason for hardworking and dedicated staff to forget their duties for the night, let their hair down and celebrate their success.

The evening kicked off with a buffet followed by a welcome speech by acting CEO Wendy Fields who thanked all staff for their contributions to supporting children and families. The awards were presented by Wendy and former Charity trustee Rowan McIntyre.  Guests then hit the dancefloor for the disco.

The award winners were voted for by parents and colleagues.  What an amazing night it was. Congratulations to everyone!

Newcomers to the organisation were acknowledged alongside Long Service Awards of 5, 10 and 15 years.

The Extra Yard award winners were given to employees who take a serious approach to their standard of work, consistently doing more than is required.  The awards went to



Lydia Musana (Lloyd Park Centre)

Angela Carter (Children and Family Centres)

And Sarah Burgess (Higham Hill Centre)

Baby Bank Volunteers Kathleen Varey and Marcia Scarlett were both acknowledged as Volunteers of the Year for their outstanding dedication and positive impact to the Baby Bank service that helps local families in crisis.

Best Newcomers were given to employees for their outstanding contributions. The winners were

Nekeisha John (Lloyd Park Centre)

Vicky Kaur (Children and Family Centres)

And Donna Lucas (Higham Hill Centre).

Play Champion awards were given to outstanding practitioners who have demonstrated their skills and capabilities to promote children’s learning though play.  Winners were

Patricia Oyewole (Lloyd Park Centre)

Leah Sifflet (Children and Family Centres)

And Uzma Quershi (Higham Hill Centre).

The special award of Heart and Soul went to the most cheerful, inspirational and uplifting employees. The winners were

Paige Coles (Lloyd Park Centre)

Ashley Julien (Children and Family Centres)

And Shahera Begum (Higham Hill Centre).

The Outstanding Community Partner awards recognise those who support local people. The awards went to Lorraine Manford, School Improvement Consultant, who has supported the Charity for many years. Through her knowledge of Early Years education, her high standards, expertise and knowledge have helped the Charity improve its services.

The second award was given to Carol Frederick, Early Help Delivery Lead for London Borough of Waltham Forest. She is a valued partner for the Charity and has demonstrated her tireless commitment to getting the very best services for children and families in our community. She has helped us drive performance and so we can help more children and families.

Next up were the Parent Champion awards.  These deserving winners received their awards for their skills, qualities and commitment to working in partnership with parents. The winners were

Stephanie Cook (Lloyd Park Centre)

Sabine El Khoury (Children and Family Centres)

Vanessa Cassius-Mckay (Higham Hill Centre)

Fundraiser of the Year awards highlight a special achievement in raising money for the Charity.  The awards went to

Joyce Belverstone (Lloyd Park Centre)

Ashley Julien (Children and Family Centres)

And the Higham Hill Daycare Team

The Special Recognition award went to Finance Manager, Peter Addai-Boateng for his hard work behind the scenes. He has made tremendous changes to our Charity, is very focused on the future and continually leading improvements in our work.

And finally, The Lloyd Park Children’s Charity Outstanding Achievement Award went to Chief Executive, Pauline Thomas, MBE.

The founder of our charity was acknowledged as being a passionate and inspiring leader who has helped thousands of local children and their families throughout her career.  Colleagues talked about her supportive, patient and compassionate nature and how well thought of she is by employees at the Charity.