Voscur Award for Resilience Named after Hawkspring’s Lorraine Bush

Our first CEO, Lorraine Bush, who we tragically lost to cancer in 2019, has been recognised by Voscur, the support and development agency for Bristol’s Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, who have named one of their Bristol Social Impact Awards in her honour:  

The Lorraine Bush Award for Resilience” – “This award, in memory of Lorraine Bush, a key member of the team who set up Hawkspring, is for an organisation that has demonstrated inspiring resilience.” 


Lorraine was particularly passionate about our children and young people’s services, as we are the only organisation offering this kind of intensive support within primary schools in the local area.  We are building upon Lorraine’s tireless work making Hawkspring into the inspiring and respected organisation it is, and working to expand our services and reach more children and young people and make our intensive support services available in more primary schools across the locality, as well as re-structuring and modernising the organisation to ensure we are future-proof and maximising the impact we can achieve with our limited resources, for the benefit of the people we exist to serve and support.

Two of our team, Jane and Elaine, presenting the Voscur “Lorraine Bush Award for Resilience” to the winners, “Mothers for Mothers”, at the Voscur Awards Ceremony on Thursday 29 February 2024.


The winner of this award was “Mothers for Mothers” – Mothers for Mothers | Postnatal mental health support – an organisation which provides maternal mental health and wellbeing support, advice and information to mothers and their families during pregnancy and after birth.  They are celebrated for showing resilience in their service delivery and managing to extend their support network – particularly recently through a demanding period of unexpected growth following the closure of another charity. 

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