Volunteer of the Year, sponsored by Star Employment Services, was given to White House Cancer Support volunteer Michael Price, by director Lee Smith, Hugh Porter MBE and Anita Lonsbrough MBE.

Michael Price named Star Employment’s volunteer of the year

A kind-hearted volunteer who helps those living with cancer has been handed an award for his efforts, sponsored by Star Employment Services.

Michael Price runs four successful cancer support groups and spent years as a volunteer driver for White House Cancer Support.

The 80-year-old wanted to give back and help others after he was diagnosed with skin and blood cancer more than 10 years ago.

After he was given the all clear, he became a volunteer driver to take cancer patients to and from their appointments and treatments across the Black Country and West Midlands.

Michael’s prostate cancer and skin cancer support groups meet monthly at the White House, based in Dudley, while he also runs two other groups in Stourbridge and Halesowen.

The Volunteer of the Year Award was sponsored by Star Employment Services.

The winner was presented with his award at a glittering event at Molineux stadium, Wolverhampton, last Thursday by Star Employment Services director Lee Smith, Hugh Porter MBE and Anita Lonsbrough MBE.

Michael said he always feels refreshed and “on top of the world” when he comes away from his support group meetings.

Michael, from Stourbridge, said: “I never thought this would happen. I thank all the people who nominated me and voted for me, that’s the main thing. I especially want to thank my wife for sticking with me through my troubles. It is very important to be recognised as a volunteer.”

The Volunteer of the Year Award was sponsored by Star Employment Services. Also nominated were Sarah Bell, who helps support the homeless living in Wolverhampton, and Mark Turton, who voluntarily teaches dozens of youngsters boxing every week.

Michael Price runs four successful cancer support groups and spent years as a volunteer driver for White House Cancer Support.

The 80-year-old wanted to give back and help others after he was diagnosed with skin and blood cancer more than 10 years ago.

After he was given the all clear, he became a volunteer driver to take cancer patients to and from their appointments and treatments across the Black Country and West Midlands.

Michael’s prostate cancer and skin cancer support groups meet monthly at the White House, based in Dudley, while he also runs two other groups in Stourbridge and Halesowen.

He said he always feels refreshed and “on top of the world” when he comes away from his support group meetings.

Michael, from Stourbridge, said: “I never thought this would happen. I thank all the people who nominated me and voted for me, that’s the main thing. I especially want to thank my wife for sticking with me through my troubles. It is very important to be recognised as a volunteer.”

Also nominated were Sarah Bell, who helps support the homeless living in Wolverhampton, and Mark Turton, who voluntarily teaches dozens of youngsters boxing every week.

Read full coverage of the Great Big Thank You Awards on the Express & Star website: https://www.expressandstar.com/news/2019/01/19/great-big-thank-you-awards-full-round-up-as-local-heroes-honoured-video-and-pictures/

Proud Michael Price looks back on his award win

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