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The NAViGO AGM Awards were presented at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 28 September, 2023.

Find out who won what below, along with who was nominated for each award.

The Shine a Light Annie Darby Award

Amy Flett

This award celebrates all the amazing elements of our late colleague Annie Darby’s personality and spirit.

Annie was a person who celebrated life and supported many marginalised groups in North East Lincolnshire. She was a caring nurse and health visitor who shared a passion for safeguarding. Her laugh and love of helping people were infectious and continues even though she has gone.

The Shine A Light Award wants you to shine a light on a staff member, service user or carer that has shown determination, love, kindness or has lifted someone’s spirit when they needed it.


  • Pam Callison
  • Sharon Dyble
  • Dr Rebecca Harding
  • Andy Laughton
  • Katie Laughton
  • David Marshall
  • Freedom Nwokedi
  • Jackie Potton
  • Amy Quickfall
  • Michaela Ramster
  • Kieran Shaw
  • Claire Sheppard
  • Necia Smith
  • Ali Thornton
Amy Flett with Paul Darby, husband of Annie Darby

Community Individual of the Year

Michelle Blowers*

Have you been supported by somebody inspirational? Know a staff member who does an amazing job, day in, day out? Community members nominated an exceptional staff member for this award.


  • Jeanette Blythe
  • Vicky Bowen
  • Hayley Brooks
  • Pam Callison
  • Jessica Groves
  • Dr Rebecca Harding
  • Emily Harrison
  • Olivia Hill
  • Sandy Last
  • Andy Laughton
  • Amanda Leadbeater
  • Dave Marshall
  • Lorna Munford
  • Vickie Nielsen
  • Michael Obi-Okonta
  • Claire Sedgwick
  • Alison Taylor
  • Vicky Wolfe
Patti Boden receiving the award on behalf of Michelle Blowers

Partner of the Year

Sage & Bellflower*

This new award celebrated and thanked our Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) partners and others that help us deliver and host groups, provide carers support or promote wellness across a range of venues.


  • Carers Support Centre
  • Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre
  • Grimsby University Centre Placement Team
  • James Elliott
  • Liz Dugard and VANEL
  • Rethink
  • Tracy Chaplin and CPG Employability
Amanda Lea receiving partner of the year on behalf of Sage and Bellflower

Volunteer of the Year

Winners: Jen Lillie and May Tees

This award was for a volunteer who has supported someone within a NAViGO or Nurtrio service.


  • Julie Caines
  • Trudy Germaney
  • Lorraine Richards
Jen Lillie and May Tees receive an award

Peer Support Award

Winner: Pam Callison

This award is for someone who has supported a peer on their pathway to recovery or wellness, sharing understanding, knowledge and kindness.


  • Emma Baker
  • Georgia Davies-Eaton
  • Kieran Shaw
Jo Keen and Pam Callison