Our Supporters

The Torbay and Devon Civic Award appreciates all the support received in making the award such a success.

Our appreciation goes to: 

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Gary Vine of Aspire Direct Marketing who manages the Torbay and Devon Civic Award Website – www.aspiredirectmarketing.com

“Since my involvement of the Torbay and Devon Civic Award back in 2013 when it was known as the Torbay Civic Award it has grown dramatically as well as our involvement supporting Karen Thomson (the award founder). The true success of the award is down to the achievements of the students and hearing about the amazing stories behind their own achievements and the huge difference these students make for themselves and others. I have witnessed over 2,000 Devon Year 6 students  graduated in the past 10 years and that is 2,000 success stories.” Gary Vine.

Aaron Mitchell who is the Media, Performing Arts and Marketing Technician at St Cuthbert Mayne School.

“The Civic Award is an inspiring program that encourages children to do amazing things in the community from an early age. They learn essential life skills which set them up for their transition into young adults. St. Cuthbert Mayne school had the ultimate pleasure of hosting the awards ceremony evening for these young champions and we would love to see every one of them return in year 7!”

Tom Davey of Tom Davey Film & Photography and who also is the Media, Performing Arts and Marketing Technician at St Cuthbert Mayne School – https://www.facebook.com/tdfilmphoto/

“It was an honour to assist such an enabling and engaging award programme that pushes children to exceed and be a light in the community. I am humbled that, through photography, I was able to help The Civic Awards share the story of the effort these children put in to get to this point” Tom Davey.

Councillor Caroline Chugg from Devon County Council who presented certificates on July 4th 2018 Presentation evening.

‘This is what we need throughout the country! ‘It was a real delight to present the children with their awards, and it is a real achievement for so many to have taken part and finished their own projects. It is so character building for the children to be given a chance to become involved in events outside of the classroom, especially in helping others. We certainly need to encourage more schools to take part and start to get children even more involved in helping others. I certainly admire Karen for sticking with an idea and making it as a large a success as it is now.’ Councillor Caroline Chugg.

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