Honouring an unsung community hero

30th March 2022

  • Nina Rose is the third recipient of our annual David Woodhouse Community Award, which is funded from donations made in memory of David Woodhouse. David was the husband of Deborah Woodhouse, a former trustee and one of our founding members.

    Nina has been involved with the Sheffield Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus (SHASBAH) for over 15 years. She received a trophy, a cheque for £250 and vouchers for a spa experience and a meal.

    Presenting the award, Forum trustee Jayne Woodward said: “Nina is another worthy winner of our award. She works tirelessly and selflessly to provide emotional and practical support as well as a range of activities to the community. This was especially the case during lockdown and incredibly important when so many people were isolated. The breadth of her work and determination to get things done is impressive and reflects the qualities that we wish the award to recognise.”

    Deborah Woodhouse added: “When I was looking at the applications for my husband’s award, Nina’s stood out. I could see Nina was someone who saw a problem and came up with a solution, and this reminded me of David. He was a doer and wanted to help without making a fuss. I can see Nina is someone who cares about her community and takes actions to support people. She is a worthy winner of the award and thank you to my friends at the Sheffield Parent Carer Forum for this, the third year of this initiative, on behalf of myself and our children Olivia and George. It means a lot to us.”

    The award is presented annually, and the next round of nominations will open in October 2022.