Awards - 4th December 2018

Kate Wills from Bressay parkrun named Volunteer of the Year

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Congratulations to Kate Wills from Bressay parkrun in Shetland, who has been named Volunteer of the Year 2018 at the Shetland Sports Awards.

 

Kate is the Event Director at Bressay parkrun – the UK’s most Northerly and most remote parkrun. She is a married 30 year-old old mother of two who works as a Social Worker and Retained Firefighter in Shetland.

 

Kate and her husband, Kevin Gifford, wanted to start a parkrun in Shetland after they regularly took part as a family in Newy and Stockton parkruns in New South Wales, Australia, where they were living during 2016.

 

Kate says she wasn’t expecting to win the award as the other nominees were very worthy candidates, but says it’s great to increase awareness and encourage more people to come and enjoy the unique experience of Bressay parkrun – Kate is very grateful to all Bressay’s volunteers!

 

You can read the full story of Bressay parkrun here.

 

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