The annual NCT Stars Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements, hard work and dedication of our volunteers, practitioners and staff. They all make a fantastic contribution to the charity’s work by providing services and supporting parents across the UK at an incredibly important time in their lives.
We are delighted to announce the winners and highly commended nominations of the NCT Stars Awards.
The award ceremony took place on 7 March 2019 at The National Space Centre in Leicester.
Volunteer of the Year 2018
WINNER - Alison Stephenson, North East Regional Coordinator
Alison's dedication and support was felt by the judges to be truly inspirational, reaching so many people both within her region and beyond.
Highly Commended - Roya Haghighat-Khah and Sinead Walker, North West London
Roya and Sinead's commitment to the branch shone through multiple nominations. They were selected by the judges for the demonstration of a great diversity of ideas and different ways to celebrate the parents’ journey, for being inclusive and for enabling great parent relationships.
Practitioner of the Year 2018
WINNER - Claire Maguire, Chiswick & Hammersmith
Claire has helped and supported her branch for many years. She reaches out to isolated mums and is committed to making change. The impact that she has had on parents was very evident in the volume of the voices in support of her nomination.
Highly Commended - Amanda Chapman, Plymouth & West Devon
Amanda is a team player and good all-rounder who supports so many parents – it was very evident from the nomination just how much impact she has on those she helps.
Volunteer Team of the Year 2018
WINNER - NCT Perth branch team
The NCT Perth branch has shown rapid growth with a team that has demonstrated massive effort and commitment to provide the services. The strength and feeling in the nominations made is a credit to the team.
Highly Commended - NCT Loughborough branch team
The NCT Loughborough branch has found a great way to bring fresh energy into Nearly New Sales and a thoughtful way of reaching out to the local communities. The judges were also impressed by the good collaboration they have with local hospitals.
NCT Team of the Year 2018
WINNER - NCT Peterborough branch, Baby Café and BBCS
The NCT Peterborough branch, Baby Café and Birth & Beyond Community Support team's trailblazing, collaborative approach and cooperation across all parts of the organisation really stood out to the judges.
Highly Commended - NCT Nuneaton Hospital Breastfeeding team
The NCT Nuneaton Hospital Breastfeeding team put on a fabulous fight to get a new service off the ground. The judges recognised great cross team working, the challenges faced and how hard they have worked to promote NCT and to support new mums.
Prunella Briance for Making it Happen 2018
WINNER - Sally Hogg, Caterham & Oxted
Sally is a practitioner who is involved with so many aspects of NCT. She is tenacious and focused on the first 1,000 days. She is quite simply a woman who does!
Highly Commended - NCT Mid Sussex Saturday Family Group team
The NCT Mid Sussex Saturday Family Group team saw a need and met it, they started small and grew, they – in the words of Prunella Briance - made it happen.
You can find the shortlisted nominations in all categories here.