Inspire Awards 2022 - Winners

The purpose of the Inspire Awards is to enthuse Guild members and CLC students by acknowledging and highlighting the contributions to society made by the varied and talented members of Guild. These awards recognise just part of the incredibly diverse and impressive, but very unassuming and humble, membership of Guild. We received many high calibre nominations and it was very difficult to shortlist the nominees.  The shortlist contained four nominees in each age category and, following a very close contest, I am delighted to announce the winners:

Inspire Award 2022

Over 30:

GWEN ADSHEAD (1978, Farnley Lodge)

Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist working to promote understanding of mental health including with patients in Broadmoor and working for the Samaritans as well as other mental health charities.  Gwen has chosen The Listening Place,  offering face to face support for those who feel life is no longer worth living, to be the beneficiary of the charitable donation.

30 and under:

HARRIET LESTER (2012, Bellairs)

Founder of Vitaegum.  Vitaegum is a multivitamin-infused chewing gum that prevents malnutrition and improves oral hygiene in refugee and homeless populations.  Harriet has chosen Care4Calais a charity which does incredible work for refugees in Calais. 

Many congratulations to Gwen and Harriet, who we will hear from in Guild News in March, and to all nominees.  Click here to read all the nominations in full.

I would like to thank all the nominators, nominees and Guild members for their participation in this award.  We are enormously proud of all the shortlist, it has been a joy to learn about the amazing and diverse work done by our alumnae and this is a wonderful opportunity to showcase just a very few of our truly inspirational old girls. 

May I take this opportunity to remind you to sign up to CLC Connect – Guild’s new engagement platform which will allow you to connect with and discover members of our network

We look forward to highlighting the achievements of many more Guild members in the future. 

Sam Culhane   (Ashworth, 1984, Farnley Lodge)
Guild Chairman