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Royal Visit July 2015

British Empire Medal Award for Theresa

Many Congratulations to our Vice-Chair and Swim Co-ordinator Theresa Fuoco who has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year Honours for voluntary service to swimming and the community through the Surrey Dolphins Swimobility.

Theresa received her BEM from the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey at a presentation ceremony at Surrey County Council Hall, Kingston on 30th April 2014.

Theresa attended a Royal Garden Party in June, accompanied by her husband John and daughters Rosie and Georgina and had the honour of being presented to the Queen.

2012 Runnymede Volunteer Awards

2012 saw awards galore for Runnymede Dolphins and their Volunteers

2012 was not only a fantastic year for our Olympians and Paralympians, but for Surrey Dolphins too. They collected numerous awards for contribution to sport as well as volunteering. These awards were presented by Runnymede Borough Council and RAVS (Runnymede Association of Voluntary Services) in recognition of the huge contribution made by volunteers and charitable organisations

2013 GlaxoSmithKline Health Award.

Surrey Dolphins Swimobility are proud winners of the 2013 GlaxoSmithKline Health Awards.

A cheque of 5,000 was presented by Teresa Layer, Vice-President of Oral Health, Research & Development, GSK and Mike Bennison Mayor of  Elmbridge.

This award will enable Surrey Dolphins to increase the number of swimming sessions so that they can help more people and in particular the 18 - 30 age group, as well as enabling them to purchase more waterchairs which are needed to transfer their wheelchair-bound members safely into the water.

This is how the Woking Informer covered the event

Mark Onley, Runnymede Dolphins volunteer and exercise leader, won 'Local Community Volunteer' award.

Runnymede Dolphins volunteer swim coach Elaine Linton, won The Runnymede Volunteer Awards individual Voluntary Contribution to Sport'


Volunteer Margaret Travers is commended for Individual services to the disabled.

Theresa Fuoco (right), Runnymede Dolphins Swim Coordinator is presented with the Frank Wheeler Memorial Rose bowl for Individual services to the disabled by Prof. Moreton Moore (left) and Carol Pearson (centre), Chief Executive of the Surrey Coalition of Disabled People.

Alyson Axe, GSK; Pauline Hare, Surrey Dolphins; Yvonna Lay, Mayor of Runnymede; Theresa Fuoco & Bernice Harris, Surrey Dolphins

Teresa Layer, GSK; Pauline Hare & Theresa Fuoco, Surrey Dolphins; Mike Bennison Mayor of Elmbridge and Simon Shepherd, Surrey Dolphins

2014 Eagle Radio Local Heroes Award

Surrey Dolphins Swimobility are proud winners of the 96.4 Eagle - Local Heroes 2014 - Volunteering & Charity Award
On Thursday, 11th September, at a glitzy award ceremony held at G Live in Guildford Local Heroes were recognised and some special guests provided an evening of top class entertainment. Acts performing on the night included West End Superstar Louise Dearman, the Aldershot Military Wives Choir, Hudson Taylor & the former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts.

Lisa Scrutton (swimmer) and Paul Colling (Volunteer) were delighted to be chosen to collect the award on behalf of Surrey Dolphins Swimobility.

All the pictures from the event can be found in the gallery.