Shipley volunteer for Bradford mentoring project is nominated for Community Stars award (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Shipley volunteer for Bradford mentoring project is nominated for Community Stars award
6:00am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
A dedicated volunteer who works on a Bradford offender mentoring project has become the latest nominee in the Telegraph & Argus Community Stars awards.
Sue Cribb “always takes time out to go the extra mile,” according to Roxanne Charles from Community Service Volunteers, the organisation that nominated her for the award.
Miss Cribb, 45, works with adult offenders, supporting them in areas where they may otherwise struggle such as accessing education, finding employment and organising finances.
She has worked on the project since 2009 and according to Miss Charles, the time she has given to those more vulnerable in their communities has made a real difference to their lives.
She said: “Sue is such a warm, down to earth and encouraging lady who really instills confidence and brings out the best in people. She has been nothing but selfless in everything she does and really gone above and beyond her role as a volunteer.”
Speaking of her nomination, Miss Cribb said: “I was really shocked to be honest, I didn’t expect it at all. My work is often more about building people’s confidence and providing emotional as well as practical support. It’s a totally non-judgemental role, but every offender I’ve worked with has been really positive.”
Miss Cribb, from Shipley, said that as she is epileptic it was difficult to find work when she moved back to Bradford after 15 years living in Scotland, but found CSV to be really supportive when she wanted to do something to help benefit her community.
Miss Charles added: “Sue’s motivational personality makes her a fantastic role model to those she mentors. She is an absolute star and we can not begin to show her how much we value her.”
Alongside her voluntary work, Miss Cribb is also a full-time law student at Bradford College, hoping to graduate next year.
“I’d like to work in the probation service”, she said. “I’ll never stop volunteering though, I’d miss it too much.”
The Community Stars campaign is organised by the Telegraph & Argus and Bradford Council.
The closing date for nominations is Monday and winners will be announced at a ceremony at City Hall on December 4.
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