Omega News Media Release
Monday 18th November 2019
Omega care for life announces details of their latest Volunteer of the Month Awards sponsored by EDSB Group
Volunteer of the Month Winner October 2019
Ricardo Alonso is the first international winner of an Omega care for life Volunteer of the Month Award. He was nominated by 8 of his conscientious Spanish language students who attend lessons at Omega’s London House office. Ricardo is a Spanish economist who has supported our community learning and outreach activity since 2014. Despite juggling his lively sessions with family caring responsibilities and running a successful business in Spain, Ricardo has provided the thriving Omega care for life Hablemos espanol! group with a worthwhile and extremely enjoyable interactive learning experience for almost 5 years. Since returning to Spain, he has continued his informative laughter-filled sessions via Skype each week. Ricardo is one of several inspirational figures committed to supporting our important work.
Thomas Memery, Director, said: “We thank members of the Hablemos espanol! group for their nomination. We are delighted to be able to celebrate Ricardo’s achievement. So many Omega care for life volunteers have busy lives yet somehow find time to make a worthwhile contribution to our work.”
Volunteer of the Month Winner November 2019
Scott Chiossi worked with Omega care for life as a volunteer researcher and bid writer supporting our grant fundraising work. Volunteering remotely from Edinburgh whilst working around his intense post-graduate medical studies, Scott helped to secure much needed funds. Senior Grant Fundraiser, Alexandra Payne, said: “Scott’s enthusiasm, diligence and commitment, as well as his effortless research skills, have been invaluable to the grant fundraising team.”
Although we had to say goodbye to Scott when he began his new career in Sweden, we want to express our gratitude for his contribution. We know that Scott will bring dynamism and a broad range of skills to his new role. We wish him every success in his exciting new role and would welcome him back into the Omega team anytime!