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Community Champion of the month - October

Sam_Alumni
Sam_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,682 Disability Gamechanger
edited November 2019 in Community updates
In 2019, we want to celebrate our wonderful Community Champions and so each month, we will be giving one of our champions the new Community Champion of the Month badge.

Community Champions are our team of volunteers who are the friendly, welcoming face of our community, they work with us to make our community a safe, supportive space for us all.  They give up their time freely to support us all and we are so honoured to have them all on board.

gold champions cup with a purple star on it

This month, we would like to give a very special thank you to the October Community Champion of the month @thespiceman

@thespiceman has been a champion with us for around 18 months now and he actually won Community Champion of the Month in February this year. But we just wanted to recognise again just how kind, caring and committed he is to our online community. I have had the pleasure of looking after @thespiceman as a volunteer for all this time and I can honestly say that whenever I see his name pop up on the community, it makes me smile. 

Thank you to our recipe king, our welcoming wonder, our gentle friend @thespiceman for all he does as a volunteer here on the online community. It is an honour to have you on our team.

Every one of our champions is so special to us and I know how special they are to all our community members too, so I hope you join us in congratulating them each month this year.

If you are interested in becoming a Community Champion, then head over to this webpage for more information and to apply.
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  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,923 Disability Gamechanger
    Congratulations the one and only @thespiceman well deserved! I feel very lucky to have you as a good friend and you are the heart of the community!
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,570 Disability Gamechanger
    Congratulations :smiley:
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 2,914

    Scope community team

    Well done @thespiceman
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Sam_Scope   Thank you my friend hope you doing Ok. Have not spoken for awhile will have a chat some time. Always appreciate your time and support.

     Sorry every one just come on.  I have just seen this so please can I take some time to thank every one.

    Wow amazing what can I say. Always emotive when I get an award.

    Like to thank the Academy.  lol  

    My friends whom I love every day on this forum.

    In my prayers every day.

    Warm wishes and kind words we all support each other. No name dropping. Because there are stars in their own way. I am just sit and admire from the side lines. Being their no 1 Fan.

    Hate embarrassing those who I hold in high esteem and respect love you all as you know lots of hugs.

    The SCOPE Team the special ones.  The ones we all aspire and follow and want to be like.

    Love you .

    Especially all the members like every day.  Give my time, energy.

    Compassionate, I hope kind and sensitive to those who are suffering and having issues and problems that resonate with me.

    I can be supportive offer a hand of friendship.

    Thank you all for supporting this wonderful, fantastic forum and community.

    Great and a pleasure to  know you all.

    Thank you for all the lovely comments about my recipes, food ideas and posts.

    Only too happy to be helping.

    Please can I thank  you for a wonderful surprise.  Once again.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman



    Community Champion
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  • M_Anthony
    M_Anthony Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 309 Pioneering
    Congratulations @Thespiceman you are an inspiration to all Community Champions here and give amazing support to all in the community. Well done!
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 10,502 Disability Gamechanger
    I'd like to add my congratulations too @thespiceman .....I've seen how much you do, & as you know I really like your kind, gentle supportive way of helping people. My very best wishes.
  • Ails
    Ails Member Posts: 2,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @thespiceman and I too would like to add my warmest congratulations to you!  This is wonderful news and so well deserved!  You are a fantastic Community Champion who is eager and willing to help anyone.  Your words and advice are always so caring and you are such a genuine person who gives great comfort to many members.  I really enjoy reading your posts, especially your yummy recipes!  It really is a pleasure to know you and be your friend.  Wishing you all the very best.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    edited October 2019
    Hello @M_Anthony   @chiarieds  

    Thank you all for all the kind warm words.

    From the my heart thank you.

    I know just a humbled gent happy to be part of a community.

    Putting those who have a lot of problems and issues . Difficulties and day to day struggles.

    Happy to listen to you and anything I can do please get in touch you all know that.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


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  • atlas46
    atlas46 Member Posts: 826 Pioneering
    Hi @thespiceman

    Another great award for our top man and very well deserved.

    You are always kind and supportive to our community.

    ”Take care.”

    Best wishes

  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ails   My friend thank you .  As always offer such kind words and warm appreciation.

    Pleasure to talk you.  Your are an inspiration and joy bring so much to my day.

    Your a special part of my life.

    Your friend.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Ami2301   My sunshine friend . Thank you from my heart.

    Thank you for wonderful words.

    Your are a special friend thanks for supporting me and being a part of my life .

    Look forward to speaking to you. 

    Your friend.

    @thespiceman

    Community Champion
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @atlas46   My friend been a while hope you doing OK.. 

    Thanks very much.  Kind comments and words.

    Feel part of a community a special place.

    Wish you well.

    @thespiceman




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  • DoriFish
    DoriFish Member Posts: 45 Courageous
    Well done @thespiceman
    And CONGRATULATIONS 🎉

  • pink_princess
    pink_princess Member Posts: 131 Pioneering
    Well done @thespiceman well deserved 🎉
  • [Deleted User]
    [Deleted User] Posts: 231 Pioneering
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  • Adrian_Scope
    Adrian_Scope Posts: 8,076

    Scope community team

    Really well done @thespiceman. You do an incredible job and are always there to support our newest and most vulnerable members. Thank you for all the hard work you do!
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  • pollyanna1052
    pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 2,032 Disability Gamechanger
    Hey Spiceman!!! Well done for getting the award. You have always offered me friendly and helpful advice, so yeh...here`s to you!!!
  • emmarenshaw
    emmarenshaw Member Posts: 711 Pioneering
    Congratulations @thespiceman  so well deserved.
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @DoriFish   @pink_princess @emmarenshaw @justdon

    @pollyanna1052      

    Thank you all for all the kind words and support.

    Your all amazing in every way. This why the forum is a special place in my heart.  The community members who share and care.

    Thank you every one.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman




    Community Champion
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  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Adrian_Scope   Thank you my friend.

    Thank you for supporting me .  As part of the team.  

    In anything I do.  Much appreciated .

    Pleasure to talk to you as always.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Member Posts: 23,720 Disability Gamechanger
    Oh, i missed this one! I didn't receive a newsletter this month!

    My dear friend @thespiceman truly well deserved, with the kindest heart, always there offering advice and support to those in need. Congratulations!


  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @poppy123456   My friend thank you. For everything. You know I am your no 1 fan.

    Have not forgotten your message this evening you sent me by the way will do that later just catching up here.

    I thought answer a few posts and anything else. 

    Wil send you a PM tomorrow gives me a great enjoyment and pleasure start of the morning .  An uplift to the day.  Talking to you. 

    If you do not mind.

    Thanks once again I am always following you .

    Your friend.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • pink_princess
    pink_princess Member Posts: 131 Pioneering
    edited October 2019
    @thespiceman thanks for the reply. Your certainly the recipe king and Great issue-based posts as well as welcoming new members Thank you for appreciating us in your reply by taggingus and / saying you’re a great in our own way in your post.  it’s a example it’s a confidence boost and maybe sometimes for the most vulnerable members that you help a nice thing to hear in the day that’s what is great about your work that you do on here how are you addressed everybody individually by tagging them etc etc and make them feel like they matter. For that thank you 😀 
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @pink_princess   Thank you for kind words.

    How are you doing. ?  Great to hear from you.

    Pleasure to meet you once again.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Cressida
    Cressida Member Posts: 920 Pioneering
    @thespiceman. Congratulations on a well deserved award. You are so kind and helpful. 
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    The biggest congratulations @thespiceman!! It is an absolute pleasure to have you as a community champion and your honest and thoughtful replies will have supported so many members. You always are a great source of information and offer friendly advice to everyone. Thank you for all of your help and the community wouldn't be the same without you! 
    Scope

  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Cressida   Thank you kind words.  Please can I thank you for adding any comments or likes or awesome to anything I write .

    What makes the forum a great place is the contributions from members like yourself.

    Always like what you write so if you get a tick box from me please that is much appreciation from me from the heart.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   How are you ?  Hope you keeping well and taking care of yourself.

    Thank you my friend very kind of you as always.  

    Please can I add what makes the role for me the best thing I ever done. Is the SCOPE team and yourself.  

    All of you are in my heart every day and sending prayers and lots of love. For the job you do and everything you do for the members and myself the community champions.

    I know need a friend or some one to talk to about anything that is bothering me. You and Team are there to address any concerns.

    Calm my anxiety.

    Please can I thank also for the amazing comments on my recipes love doing that.

    Glad to be supportive.

    Please hope you have a great weekend. Not good today here cold, wet and windy but I hope I have bought some sunshine to you and some of the member s and community.

    Pleasure to know you.

    Please take care.

    Your friend.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • WestHam06
    WestHam06 Member, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,380 Pioneering
    Hi @thespiceman
                                 Many congratulations on your award, well deserved. I can see that you are an inspiring member of the community. Thank you for the help and advice you have given me, much appreciated. Thank you for all that you do on the community. :) 
  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello  @WestHam06   Thank you.  For kind words and support.

    I am only too happy to help, be supportive and offer anything I can do.

    Pleasure to meet you.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman
    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Thank you very much @thespiceman! It is always a joy to have you around and I'm so glad we are able to help you as a team.

    I hope you had a lovely weekend and your week is starting well.
    Scope

  • thespiceman
    thespiceman Member Posts: 6,390 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Chloe_Scope   Thank you for every thing my friend.

    Amazing so proud of being member of the team.

    Weekend hope yours went smoothly well rested.  

    Thank you for asking. Much appreciated.

    The week ahead hope your is the same full of all you want to achieve.

    Dreams, goals and inspirations.

    Know been a pleasure a joy to every time I post get the warm words and support.

    From yourself.

    Thank you from my heart.

    Please take care speak soon I hope.

    Your friend.

    @thespiceman


    Community Champion
    SCOPE Volunteer Award Engaging Communities 2019
    Mental Health advice, guidance and information to all members
    Nutrition, Diet, Wellbeing, Addiction.
    Recipes
  • Tammyjane33
    Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 683 Pioneering
    Congratulations @thespiceman very well deserved 🎉💜
  • susan48
    susan48 Member Posts: 2,222 Disability Gamechanger
    Well done @thespiceman, keep up the great work
  • Tammyjane33
    Tammyjane33 Member Posts: 683 Pioneering
    Congratulations @thespiceman you are amazing, kind and always there for people that come onto the page and also willing to help other people online community champions like myself. I hope you are safe and well. Hope to speak soon 😁you should be so proud of yourself.
    Tammy 

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