Community heroes

06 December 2018

The unwavering effort and enthusiasm of the Community Engagement Officer from the Local People project in Smithton and Culloden, Inverness, has been recognised at a prestigious award ceremony in London.  

Ullie Wenzel was awarded with the Heart of the Community Award at the annual TCV Heroes Awards - a celebration of people who go above and beyond to support  their communities across the UK.

The 2018 awards were held in a spectacular location in the Conservatory at the Barbican Centre in London and attended by TCV volunteers and staff from across the country.

The event was also attended by Trustees and supporters of TCV, and many of its funders and partners, including People’s Health Trust. All were keen to support and celebrate this year’s TCV Heroes as they collected their awards.

The Trust has been partnered with TCV since 2015 and currently funds six Local People projects across Great Britain.

The Local People programme supports residents to get together to discuss what is important to them in their community. Together, they identify and agree local priorities and then take action to deliver activities to address them.

Ullie has been working with the Local People project in Smithton and Culloden since 2015, which is supported by TCV and funded by People’s Health Trust using money raised by Health Lottery Scotland.

This project has seen Ullie helping to organise large local community events, supporting the local youth group and, together with an army of volunteers which she's recruited, even planting snowdrops and flowers around the local area.  

Ullie goes above and beyond for both TCV and her local community every day and is very much appreciated by both.


For a full list of winners or to read more about the TCV Heroes Awards, click here.

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