Celebrating Success Awards 2016

Thursday 21 April 2016

Celebrating Success Awards 2016

Cedar was delighted to host their Chairman’s Awards yesterday at Malone House, Belfast.  The awards in various formats have been a central part of the way Cedar highlights and recognises the immense contribution of staff and volunteers across the organisation since their launch in 2007. Over this time there have been 22 award winners and 17 commendations reflecting various aspects of the work that is ongoing across Cedar. In this, Cedar’s 75th Anniversary Year, a special event was held to particularly shine a light on some of the many areas of Cedar that deserve recognition.


Maurice Mulvenna, Cedar’s Vice-Chairman, said “Any organisation is only as good as the people behind it.  Whether you are involved as a member of staff, a volunteer, as a member of the Executive Committee or the User Forum, I am sure you will agree that we have an exceptional team across Cedar.  This is a great opportunity to rejoice in the quality of the work that is ongoing across this great organisation and to record our thanks to those who have made an exceptional contribution.”

2016 Cedar Award Winners

Improving & Innovating

Winner – Floating Support Team

Judges’ Commendations – Youth Matters Team & Human Resources Team

Customer Service

Winner – Ardkeen Staff Team

Better Together

Winner - ICT Team

Behind The Scenes

Winner – Sandra Hewitt

Volunteer Of The Year

Winners - Paul Taylor

     Stanley Culbert

     Gerard Heatley

Making A Difference

Winner – Anne Straghan

Special Awards

Long Service awards: Anne Logue

Liz McKelvey

Jeanette McGeown

Colette Speight

Team Innovation Award: Back Home team  

Brian Murray, Regional Chair of Cedar’s User Forum concluded the ceremony by saying, “I want to add my congratulations to all the Award winners and those who received judges’ commendations today on behalf of the User Forum. It is obvious from the comments of the judges that not just the winners but all those shortlisted make a fantastic contribution to the organisation. Also congratulations to those receiving Special and long service awards.  Today has been a lovely opportunity to recognise the hard work of all those involved in Cedar and a great opportunity to mark Cedar’s 75th anniversary year.”

Cedar looks forward to continuing their celebrations with a number of planned recognition events to highlight the achievements of their service users, staff and volunteers throughout the year.

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