Steve Tomkins - What a star!

One of RSBC’s  most dedicated volunteers,  Steve Tomkins, has been recognised for his amazing contribution at The London Youth Awards 2019. Steve was named Volunteer of the Year, an accolade well deserved after such long-standing service to blind and vision-impaired children and young people.  Steve began his volunteering journey with the charity in 2013 and in the past 12 months alone, has dedicated 260 hours of his time, ensuring that more children and young people get the chance to take part in the activities we provide.

The London Youth Awards recognise the people and organisations that make a difference to the lives of young Londoners.

Upon receiving his award at City Hall in November, Steve said,

“I was “very touched and thank you to RSBC for thinking of me and for nominating me. I devote as much time as I can to supporting RSBC activities because they so obviously give young VI people the opportunity to develop and socialise.  I’ve met a lot of wonderful people and had a lot of fun!”

Deputy Chief Executive at RSBC, Sue Sharp, said of Steve’s ongoing commitment,

“Steve is one of our core volunteers. We are inspired by his constant generosity in sharing so much of his time to support the children and young people with whom we work. He is always willing to go the extra mile, like travelling over an hour out of his way just to make sure a child or young person does not miss out an activity. The award could not have gone to a more committed and generous individual.”

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Steve is one of our longest-standing and one of the most dedicated volunteers. In a year he contributes more than 260 hours of his time to make sure that our children and young people don't miss out on the activities. He not only supports them during the activities but also with travelling - he is always willing to travel over an hour out of his way to pick them up and drop them off.




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