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Milestones’ 2A Court Road team takes prestigious ‘Rainbow Heart’ award, and Liz Gray ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at 2023 Annual Care Awards

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Milestones’ 2A Court Road team takes prestigious ‘Rainbow Heart’ award, and Liz Gray ‘Volunteer of the Year’ at 2023 Annual Care Awards

6th November 2023 –

Milestones Trust is proud to confirm that the team from its 2A Court Road service in Kingswood was awarded the Rainbow Heart Award for their work providing above-and-beyond care to an individual that had received a terminal diagnosis. The Rainbow Heart focuses on highlighting the very best examples of person-centred support so winning the award meant a lot to the team, particularly given the nature of their nomination.

The 2A Court Road team, winners of the Rainbow Heart award

Organised by Care & Support West and held at Ashton Gate stadium in Bristol, the Annual Care Awards recognise the very best examples of care and support from across the region. This year saw a record 200+ individuals and teams nominated for awards, with judges selecting just 27 winners.

Numerous individuals from Milestones Trust were shortlisted as finalists, with Adam Irvine competing for the Care Home Manager award, and Tracy Robbins for the Office Administration award. Both have made positive differences in the lives of the people we support, and in supporting colleagues, so all at Milestones were thrilled to see their nominations result in them being made finalists – a real endorsement of their dedication to the charity and its work.

In addition, Liz Gray was awarded Volunteer of the Year in recognition of her incredible efforts with ‘The Music Train’, one of Milestones’ community projects. Liz set up the Music Train in 2013 and has since held over 400 accessible music events for people who would otherwise find attending live music challenging. The award was well deserved, and a testament to Liz’s years of dedication to the initiative.

Liz Gray, winner of Volunteer of the Year, and Freya Gagg, who nominated Liz for the award


Hilary Crowhurst, Chief Executive Officer at Milestones said:

“I want to acknowledge all of our finalists and winners. It was lovely to see so many people celebrating such excellent examples of care and support on the night, and I was especially delighted to see individuals representing Milestones Trust taking to the stage to collect their awards alongside them. I’m incredibly proud of you all.”