Sporting Heritage Awards win for Victoria Baths


Dr Justine Reilly with staff & volunteers from Victoria Baths © Rhian Hughes

Victoria Baths has been presented with The Ark (Heritage) Recognising Sporting Volunteers Award at the Sporting Heritage Awards for the work that it does with its volunteers.

This is the second year the awards have taken place, which acknowledge the work that takes place within the sporting heritage sector and the impact that this has across the UK.  There are nine different categories that cover a range of topics.

Dr Justine Reilly, Managing Director of Sporting Heritage says, “The volunteering community play a pivotal role in ensuring our sporting heritage is protected, promoted and preserved for people to enjoy today and in the future. Victoria Baths is a perfect example of the important and valuable work undertaken by volunteers.”

Ella Walker, Engagement Manager for Victoria Baths, says, “We are thrilled to have won the Recognising Sporting Volunteers Award.  Without volunteers we wouldn’t have made the progress that we have at Victoria Baths; from the moment that the community campaigned to save our building in the early 1990s they have been an instrumental part of everything that we do.  We now have a team of 55 amazing volunteers who help with all sorts of tasks; from running guided tours of the building to working in the archives.”

You can read more about the work of Sporting Heritage and how to get involved in future awards here.