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Community Champions of the Month - November

Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,345 Scope community team
edited January 13 in Community updates
In 2019, we want to celebrate our wonderful Community Champions and so each month, we have been giving one of our champions the new Community Champion of the Month badge.
However, this month we couldn't just focus on one of our Community Champions, when 4 have been recognised not just by us, but by Scope as a whole — winning Scope Volunteer of the Year Awards! So this month we'd like to give a very special thank you to:
@Ails - The winner of our 'New Volunteer' award
@thespiceman - Who won our 'Engaging Communities' award
@Ami2301 - As our 'Game Changer' of the year
@poppy123456 - Whose award is for 'Empowering Others'
We're so happy for each of you and grateful to have you as part of the team!
gold champions cup with a purple star on it
Every one of our champions is so special to us and I know how special they are to all our community members too, so I hope you join us in congratulating them each month this year.
If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion, then head over to this webpage for more information and to apply.
Senior Community Partner
Scope

Replies

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,304 Scope community team
    Biggest congratulations to you all!
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,988 Scope community team
    edited November 2019
    Well deserved @Ails @thespiceman @Ami2301 and @poppy123456

    Thanks for all you do.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    edited November 2019
    Hello @Adrian_Scope   Thank you from my heart, to the rest of the Team.
    Especially have to mention @Chloe_Scope.
    Sorry if I embarrassed you my friend, just your kind and supportive to me. Love your words on my recipes thank you and not only me but the community champions and the community.
    Glad to have met you pleasure working with you and every one else from the SCOPE team..
    This award is not only for me but the community the friends. I know others who have won will say the same.
    On behalf of my self thank you never felt so emotive.
    Last time I got anything was a years supply of After Eight Mints won them in a competition, unlucky so they all melted by quarter to eight lol...
    Old joke but that is me, just a gentle friend uses humour to help bring a smile to any one and a community champion with a heart offering compassion and empathy and my time to those whom I meet and love,  care about every day.
    Long may it continue .
    Made a lot of friends whom we support, cherish care for every day.
    They know who they are.
    Thank you for being my friend. Love you.
    Please take care every one.
    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • paffuto10paffuto10 Member Posts: 388 Pioneering
    Biggest Congratulations 
    @Ails @thespiceman @poppy123456 @Ami2301

    Thanks to you all for always being here for us. Much appreciated in these very difficult and testing times.  

    Also many thanks to Scope Community Team. 
               <3

    So............it's drinks all round again then, is it?  :D 
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,862 Member - under moderation
    Congrats to all! 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @chiarieds   Thank you my friend emotive words.
    Drinks can not as you know. Buy you a pint. Do you like semi skimmed or full fat goes great with Porridge and berries and nuts. Well that is a lot healthy.
    Having your oats in the morning.
    Thank you for being a friend and being caring, kind.
    Finally super suit back on the wall. Waiting had it altered does not chafe so much lol.
    Speak soon.
    Take care
    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,262 Disability Gamechanger
    @thespiceman - It's a good job @paffuto10 :) & I are often around together, as paffuto wrote first & you thanked me!

  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,262 Disability Gamechanger
    @paffuto10 - Well it was worth it to then read your tale! :blush:


  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @paffuto10   Wow I made an error these glasses your know changed then, then realised had a crack in my windows.lol
    Sorry ladies  do cross wired I think some times my eyes are getting too watery, its the chillies.  lol... 

    Any way my friend thank you for kind words offers still on, good at making milk shakes lol.
    Your friend
    @thespiceman

    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @poppy123456 Sorry you waiting wonder what happened.  I hope it comes soon, just not the same.  
    The first lady of the community champions the one we follow has not got any thing.
    Been hoping and prayers it will surely arrive.
    Happy to entertain and amuse with jokes .  
    Speak soon,
    Please take care.
    Your friend.
    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,262 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ami2301 - Not knowing your story, but seeing just a glimpse of it just now, just shows what an amazing person you are, & also the importance of Scope. You certainly do your role justice, I hope you don't mind me saying, as I've only been here a short while.
    Thank you for all I've seen you do here, & my warmest congratulations in sharing this award with your friends.
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    @Ami2301 You are an incredible person and i'm extremely honoured to call you my friend. Yes, it's only been a few months that we started talking but i'm so thankful that you messaged me that night. I'll always remember that night, a couple of members were being rather nasty to me on here and i think you must have sensed my anxiety at the time because i received a message from you asking me if i was ok.

    I'll always be grateful to you for messaging me that night because yes i was upset and anxious, some past members have been rather hurtful towards me but you were there to make sure i was ok. 

    Our friendship continued on FB messenger and oh my goodness, we do have a laugh lol. My daughter asks me all the time, who am i laughing at and then says "oh, Ami" lol You're so funny and never fail to have me in stitches of laughter. Watching those videos of the new foods was the funniest thing i've ever watched, still more to watch but had to stop because my sides were aching so much lol. BTW i have some cucumber here especially for you, would you like some? LOLOL

    You're incredibly sweet and have a heart of gold! I love you to bits!

    Then we have @thespiceman yet another dear friend of mine, never fails to make me laugh with his jokes, almost making me fall off my chair laughing. Choking on my drinks, so badly i've had to put a note on my computer desk saying "don't drink when reading a message from thepiceman" haha.

    My days are most certainly brighter and not as lonely thanks to the both of you for being such wonderful friends. Love you both!

    Sometimes i think i spend far too much time on here but helping others is in my heart and no matter what i do i just can't get away from wanting to help others. My help and advice will continue for as long as i can.

    Thank you to admin for asking me to be a community champion all those months ago!




    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 2,262 Disability Gamechanger
    @poppy123456 - Your post also resonates with me, as I've always wanted to help others. This community is helped enormously by your knowledge of the benefit system, your patience & care, which are seen daily.
    If I may, I would also like to add my warmest congratulations acknowledging all that you do. Thank you, Poppy.
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ami2301   @poppy123456   Thank you from my heart for the warm words.
    As a gentleman, recipe king fashionista and many other labels I have and acquired. Thank you for being  friends.  Love you lots.  Love my chats with you every day hope to bring sunshine to your heart as you do to mine  .
    I never thought I ever meet any one else and be lonely the rest of my life. Not on here I have fun, enjoyments. Laughter and tears.
    Usually my own jokes sorry lol..
    Well I do . Some one said its the way I tell them, lol...
    To be supportive, kind and caring it says here. I writing this slowly. cannot read very quick, lol...
    Long I remain a friend and hope we do meet one day. 
    Ladies been a whizz and makes the day brighter.
    @poppy123456 stand by be sending more funnies lol. Are you ready ?  @Ami2301 my friend lots more chats, stories and laughter and lots more.
    @Ami2301 Knighthood wow only if you and @poppy123456 get awarded a honour a Dame. lol...  You are the ladies of the community champions Your both no1 lol.. 
    Laughter is the best medicine. Stress and anxiety go away and can help me . To deal and cope with everything.
    We have days of sadness, emotion and heartbreak on the forum.
    We as community champions do care have a lot of time, compassion, sensitivity. If we can bring sunshine rays of hope and give each member a lot of our knowledge, expertise.
    If we get a thank you  an acknowledge please makes the day even better. Grateful happy to help any one on here. Ready to listen as we all do and want is members getting the support. 
    Sending prayers to you to every day.
    Lots of love .
    @thespiceman

     
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello   @Connie00 my friend thank you from a gentleman to a lady. Much appreciated , thank you for being supportive and having compassion, empathy.
    The qualities and talents you bring to the forum, love your posts. Love sharing and caring with you and make a great contribution to any one on the community.
    Offer a lot to the community and know have made a friend.
    Please take care.
    Your friend
    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,160 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello Everyone,
    Apologies for the very late posting and my absence from the Community in the last week as been doing my "unpaid secretary" role in helping hubby with his work, but now done and dusted and looking forward to immersing myself in this wonderful forum again.  I am so honoured and delighted to be one of the "Fab Four" and to have jointly won "Community Champion" of the month.  I still can't believe it and feel very humbled by it.  Thank you to everyone of you for making me feel so welcome in this lovely Community of people.  

    I joined just over a year ago as it was my hubby that came across Scope in looking for something else and suggested I should sign up and I have never looked back.  It is such a fabulous, supportive space and so friendly.  Since I became a Community Champion in June of this year I have felt so happy to have met such lovely people, proud to know that I am helping others in some way and it has done so much for my confidence also.  

    Thank you to the Scope Team for supporting and helping me along the way, especially at first when I was quite nervous about the role and totally paranoid about getting my information wrong.  I appreciate all your kind words and emails of support at this time when I was asking you lots of questions.  I know I must have done your heads in, lol!  Thank you also to my lovely friends @Ami2301 and @thespiceman who I am proud to call my great friends and I love our chats both on here and by email.  You are fantastic people and I am blessed to have you in my life.  @Ami2301 was the first person who I chatted to on here and I will never forget how lovely and welcoming you were and I instantly knew we would be friends for life.  @thespiceman, speaking to you is a sheer joy and you have given me such courage and sound knowledge to continue my role as being a Community Champion, also in general life and not to mention with all your lovely recipes and culinary knowledge, my cooking skills have certainly improved since I have met you!  @poppy123456 your knowledge of DWP is fabulous and you give so much sound advice on the forum to so many.  I hope you have received your award by now.  They really are beautiful!  You 3 are fantastic Community Champions and so deserve your awards so very well done!  The rest of the Community Champions are fantastic too as are the members on here who make it a sheer pleasure coming on the forum.

    Thanks to everyone above for all the lovely comments.  It is so appreciated.  You are all playing your part so well on the Community and are doing great!  Love and very best wishes to you all, @Ails.  xxx  :smiley:<3


    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    Well finally after what seemed like an eternity i finally received my award this morning, after it was delivered to to previous address by mistake. It took a while to sort out but thanks to @Chloe_Scope who was able to contact the team that sent the awards out for the delivery address to be changed to my new address.

    Feeling really proud of myself right now to have received this award and i have already found a special place for it to sit on my sideboard in my living room. I've never received an award for anything before so i'm going to display it with pride.

    Thanks to everyone for all your kinds words and all of your support in the time that i've been a community champion here. I will continue to advise others as much as i can.

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all! <3<3<3
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,304 Scope community team
    Yayyy!! So happy we got there in the end @poppy123456! So sorry about the mix up, but I am so happy you now have it! You should display it with pride! It is an amazing achievement and it testament to all of your hard work!

    Merry Christmas, I hope you have a good one!
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • Richard_ScopeRichard_Scope Administrator Posts: 1,988 Scope community team
    Really glad that you have now received your award @poppy123456 it is well earned and thoroughly deserved! Have a great Christmas.
    Scope
    Specialist Information Officer - Cerebral Palsy
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    @Richard_Scope thank you! Merry Christmas to you and your family too! :)
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
  • Joanne_ScopeJoanne_Scope Helpline, Scope adviser Posts: 186 Pioneering
    Hi @poppy123456,
    I can't think of a more deserved award!  <3
    Joanne 
    Scope
  • poppy123456poppy123456 Community champion Posts: 18,542 Disability Gamechanger
    @Joanne_Scope thank you so much, that's very kind of you and it means a lot <3
    Community champion and proud winner of the 2019 empowering others award. This award was given for supporting disabled people and their families for the benefit advice i have given to members here on the community.
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