Angie Jones named Motorsport UK’s Volunteer of the Year
Angela ‘Angie’ Jones, a longstanding member of the British motorsport community, has been recognised by receiving the 2022 Motorsport UK Volunteer of the Year Award.
During her years of voluntary service, Angie has held a multitude of roles across a significant number of disciplines and for a variety of clubs. In the words of her nominating club, Vintage Sports-Car Club (VSCC): “To define all the roles that Angie takes on would simply take too long as she is a willing team player.”
Angie’s story started in the early 1970s where, as a member of her local Wakefield & District Motor Sport Club, she met her husband Steve. Fast-forward nearly 50 years and she continues to serve the sport with enthusiasm, generosity and dedication, and is now warmly recognised by the community in the Volunteer of the Year Award’s 19th year.
With many years of service, there are countless stories to demonstrate exactly how Angie has personified the values of the award by delivering countless hours and continuing effort.
One such story comes from earlier this year, where the Frazer Nash Club found themselves short of marshals for their three-day centenary celebrations. Angie stepped in despite not being a regular fixture of the Club prior to this point, and even with her unexpected intervention, she still committed to volunteering at a VSCC Mallory Park Race Meeting the very next day after the Frazer Nash Club celebrations concluded.
Every club across the country felt the ramifications of COVID-19 on their events in some way, shape or form. Angie’s determination to help VSCC through the pandemic truly represented some of the best of motorsport. When the Chief Marshal for VSCC’s Rali Eryri fell ill at late notice, Angie stepped in to help despite not intending to be a part of the event and the role being new to her within VSCC. She took the challenge in her stride as the event was delivered successfully.
Hugh Chambers, Motorsport UK Chief Executive Officer, said: “Angie’s willingness to turn her hand to any role and for any club epitomises the story of so many motorsport volunteers across the UK.
“Her community spirit and dedication to supporting those around her is a truly admirable quality that deserves to be recognised. Angie’s story of volunteering has been many years in the making and she has given so much that we are all thankful for.”
Angie Jones, Volunteer, VSCC, said: “Winning this award came as a great shock. It was a great honour to even be nominated Volunteer of the Year and I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet!
“My thanks go to everyone in the Vintage Sports-Car Club for nominating me for the award.”
Selected as runner-up for the award was Paul Levitt, who since 2011 has volunteered both nationally and internationally in the roles of Incident Officer, Flag Marshal, Examining Post Chief, National Clerk of the Course, and permanent Clerk of the Course for all Mazda Championships.
Paul Levitt, Volunteer, BRSCC North West, commented: “I wish to express my grateful thanks to Motorsport UK and those responsible for my nomination towards Motorsport UK Volunteer of The Year, for this amazing recognition of my service to motorsport.
“I would like to send my congratulations to the winner of the trophy and their well-deserved achievement, and I hope this award highlights the challenging work, dedication and commitment carried out by all marshals and officials and the numerous days and weekends they and their families allocate for the benefit of motorsport.”