This year at the No Offence Annual Award ceremony, Carolyne van Agen, Project Manager at the Bedford Project won the award for the Unsing Hero.
Carolyne was nominated for this award because she is a truly remarkable and humble person – she never gives up on anyone and always goes the extra mile to help ex-offenders break free from addiction and restore their lives. In addition to her full-time role, she voluntarily provides counselling and relapse prevention work. She has brought in many innovations to help enhance the project’s performance and she never stops seeing the potential in our guys and ladies, even when they don’t see it themselves. Carolyne has personal experience of drug abuse, being separated from her children and suffering domestic violence – which makes her achievements even more remarkable and has added to her determination to help others. She is now completely drug-free and reunited with her children.
A volunteer mentor from Kainos Community, Lawson Main, was also an award winner at the event, winning the Mentoring Award.
Tracy Wild, Chief Executive, attended the Awards ceremony and was delighted to be celebrating two wins with such commited members of the team. You can watch the nominations by following the links here: