Lincolnshire Community and Voluntary Service chief executive David Fannin, along with senior area officer Angela Dobson and chairman of Trustees Graham Scorthorne attended a glittering presentation evening to pick up certificates for making the shortlist in four categories at the NAVCA Awards.

Although they missed out on scooping the top prize in any of the four categories, David said he was extremely proud of LCVS’s entries, which included a video presentation.

David said: “Even though we didn’t win I am still extremely proud and it’s definitely something worth celebrating. NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) has more than 180 members representing CVS’s across the country and we did really well to get shortlisted in all four categories which we entered.”

The categories LCVS entered were:

  • Rising Star – Angela Dobson, Senior Area Officer, for her attitude and work ethic, impact in her role and potential future leader in the sector.
  • Trustee Board of the year – for dynamism, diversity, courage when faced with challenges, unity, leadership and impact on the organisation.
  • Collaboration and partnership working – LCVS/VCS joint nomination for being proactive, well regarded by the partners we work with, setting clear strategic goals that couldn’t be delivered alone and having impact.
  • Leadership – David Fannin, for being a ‘trailblazer’, inspirational leadership style, resilience, turning problems into learning moments, being front and centre in times both good and bad, and commitment to demonstrating our impact as an organisation.

David added: “The event showcased the strength and value of local social infrastructure, examples from across the country of sector support and development work that inspires and delivers real and meaningful impact.

“We were very proud to be recognised for what we are doing and the difference we are making here in Lincolnshire.”