Can Peter become Britain’s top volunteer?
Air ambulance super volunteer Peter Corbett is in the running to win a prestigious national award.
Peter, who volunteers and fundraises for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, raised an incredible £150,000 for us after we helped save his life. Now he’s been shortlisted for the Volunteer of the Year Award at the national Charity Retail Awards which will be announced next week. He’s already made it to the final three – which is a quite an achievement in itself.
Peter’s life was saved six years ago and since then he has been a tireless volunteer and fundraiser. Former banger racer Peter was rescued after an accident at Buxton Raceway which left him with 14 broken bones, a ruptured artery in his heart and punctured lungs. He needed 40 pints of blood after the accident.
He recovered well and now he spends his spare time volunteering and fundraising for the air ambulance service. Peter cut the ribbon on the our Buxton shop in 2014 and and goes into the shop every day after work to help out. He is a volunteer spokesperson, a regular community volunteer and regularly conducts bucket collections, stalls, and community talks.
We could also pick up a second award at the ceremony next week – the Community Impact Award for our partnership with CT Skills and the Job Centre. The project helped the recycling team recruit 20 new staff for door-to-door collections. We arranged an NVQ in Retail Customer Service for those interested in applying. Not only did the project create jobs for the local community it also meant people who applied got an NVQ.
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