Steve Whiteway, Improving Lives Plymouth

http://www.improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk

Nominated by: Diana Whiteway, Jimmy Appudurai, Mike Turner, Marilyn Grose and Kevin Sproston

Diana says:

Steve Whiteway is an award winning member of the Plymouth Business Community. Presented with a lifetime achievement, in 2017, at the Plymouth Herald Community Awards, he is one of a handful of people in the UK to be awarded the Prime Minister’s Points of Light Award for his work in helping to alleviate food poverty . Steve is also one of 6 Plymouth people to have a train named after him by GWR, after being voted one of the 50 all-time Great Westerners.

Jimmy says:

Relentless charity worker. Always have time for the underdog. Kind and generous

Mike says:

Steve is instrumental in bringing so many people together in Plymouth to support their local community. He’s a real roll up the sleeves and get stuck in kind of guy and a fantastic person to have on your side. His love for helping others is only outdone by his willingness to volunteer for pretty much everything from running 10k to playing the piano at fundraising balls or serving Christmas lunch at a homeless shelter. A worthy candidate for this award and a true champion.

Marilyn says:

Steve has helped over 160 charities and worked hard over half a century , giving up his time for others. Having known him for this amount, of time, I know what a great community man he is and as a Great Westerner, an asset to the West of England, and his community.

Kevin says:

Steve Whiteway is an inspirational character of Plymouth.
Many people can talk about the thousands he raises for charity, or should I say hundreds of thousands over the 50 years of volunteer work he’s done. But I would like to say how he has been an inspiration for myself and others to emulate the achievements and high standards he has set in charity work.

To say he’s a charity icon would not be an injustice, rarely there is a charity function that he is not at, further more not involved in.

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