Romsey care home celebrates community volunteers


Abbotswood Court care home is working with the voluntary sector support organisation, Unity, to celebrate volunteers making a significant contribution to charities and community groups across the Test Valley.

Recognising volunteers that show commitment, consistency, and dedication with an “over and above” attitude in the face of adversity, the Unity Volunteer Awards 2018 are set to take place on Friday 23rd November at the Grosvenor Hotel, Stockbridge. This year, the awards have been sponsored by Cinnamon Care Collection’s Romsey-based care home, Abbotswood Court, which will be commending the Test Valley’s “Unsung” Heroes of volunteering.

Cinnamon Care Collection is an exclusive group of luxury care homes and retirement developments occupying beautiful locations around the UK. Abbotswood Court actively engages with many community groups and organisations across Romsey and beyond by hosting regular coffee mornings, events, and fundraising initiatives. Approached by Unity to support the Volunteer Awards 2018, Abbotswood Court’s staff were keen to aid the organisation in commending the contributions of volunteers across the Test Valley.

Debbie Holmes, Homes Admissions Advisor of Abbotswood Court, said:

“At Abbotswood Court we regularly work with community and charity organisations and are consistently blown away by the dedication and commitment of their volunteers. By sponsoring the Unsung Hero Award, we want to commend these selfless individuals whom without many of these organisations would not exist.”

The Unity Volunteer Awards 2018 are open to all volunteers who support either a charity or a community group based in or working in Test Valley. Free to enter and nominate, entry forms are available by contacting Christianne Ireland, Unity’s Voluntary Sector Support Officer, via email – Nominations must be submitted by Monday 29th October 2018. The winner of the Cinnamon “Unsung” Hero Award 2018 will receive a trophy, certificate and £50 cash prize; two runners up will also each receive a certificate and £25.

Terry Bishop, Unity Chief Executive, said:

“We are thrilled to have Abbotswood Court supporting this year’s Unity Volunteer Awards. The backing of our sponsors enables us to recognise deserving volunteers from the Test Valley and reward them for their pivotal work in our community.”



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