Philippa Webster, Helen Morton and Mary Collen among those in New Year’s Honours list

Former NSPCC trustees, supporters and volunteers are recognised for their services to children

We’re delighted that Philippa Webster, Helen Morton, Mary Collen, Philip Gower and Terence Stephenson have been awarded in the 2018 New Year’s Honour list for their services to children and young people.

Philippa Webster

Awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM)

Philippa is a former NSPCC Trustee who since 2001, has been dedicated to helping children and young people.

Philippa first fundraised for the NSPCC for the Norton and Villages Committee. The Committe's Christmas Fair, now at Duncombe Park, still raises money for us. She continued to support the NSPCC as chair of that Committee until 2008.

In 2007 she was appointed a Trustee sitting on the Finance Committee and the Divisional Trustees' Committee. She still sits as a Pension Trustee for the NSPCC’s pension scheme.

Philippa has also brought a wealth of business experience to the NSPCC. In 1992 she set up Interpersonnel (HR) Ltd, a consultancy specialising in HR and work force development. She’s a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is a published author.

"Thanks to Philippa’s unstinting enthusiasm and expertise she has played a vital role in making sure we’re able to reach even more vulnerable children when they need us the most"
Peter Wanless / NSPCC’s Chief Executive

Helen Morton

Awarded the British Empire Medal (BEM)

Helen has been awarded for her 12 years of voluntary work with Childline through its Glasgow base, helping to support children across the UK with a range of problems including bullying, self-harm and suicide.

Helen started as a volunteer at Childline in 2005. She began with training before working 1 shift a week. Since then she’s never missed a shift and now helps interview, train and mentor new counsellors, firmly establishing herself as a key member of the volunteer team at the Glasgow base.

Helen has said that her work at the Job Centre as a communications manager and her experience as a mother gave her a good grounding before she started volunteering with Childline. But she’d strongly urge anyone interested in getting involved with the service to give it a shot.

"Even right from the beginning, the confidence gradually grows. After the first few shifts you think, this is making a difference."
Helen Morton

Mary Collen

Awarded Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Mary has been recognised for her dedicated services to children and young people in Northern Ireland as a volunteer for the NSPCC’s Young Witness Service.

The service provides support to children and young people under 18 years old who have to attend court as witnesses in Northern Ireland.

The brilliant work of Mary and the service’s other NSPCC workers and volunteers means that children, their families and friends are supported before, during and after the trial.

Other honours for NSPCC supporters

Others honoured in the 2018 list include:

Philip Gower

Awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to vulnerable children in Jersey.

Terence Stephenson

A former NSPCC Trustee, Terence is awarded a Knighthood for services to children and young people.