Congratulations to our Mandy Burrows Award winner

September 2023

Huge congratulations to Kristine – the winner of the 2023 Mandy Burrows Award for making an outstanding contribution to WAY over the past year.

Selfie of a woman with a black and white cat

Kristine, who volunteers for WAY in the Cambridgeshire area, was nominated for hosting weekly Zooms and bringing members together at a wide range of events.

She said: “It was a huge surprise and honour to win the award. It means so much to me! Thank you to everyone who is being proactive and organising events to help others to deal with grief. It is a long journey with lots of ups and downs. Nevertheless, by helping others we are helping ourselves. I am thankful to WAY – it helped me to find new friends who can understand what I’m going through, sometimes even without words. It made me feel that I am not alone and that there is light at the end of the tunnel.”

Mandy Burrows was a WAY member who died at the age of just 30 in January 2014. Many members and friends donated money to a collection for WAY at her funeral and we decided that the best way to remember Mandy for many years to come was to use these funds for a memorial award. 

Congratulations to all our nominees!

Read more about wonderful nominees and why they have been nominated by fellow WAY members.