The recipients of the John Honey Award were announced at the Give Back Awards at the end of April, with Heather Farley and Daniel Johnstone were both recognised for their unparalleled efforts to contribute to student welfare throughout their university degree.
Ms Farley and Mr Johnstone have been committed to transforming the quality of student experiences by working on making an enduring impact which will remain when they graduate.
This is the first time in seventeen years that two applicants have been bestowed a trophy.
The award commemorates the admired actions of John Honey, a student from the early nineteenth century who saved five sailors from their shipwreck during a storm on the coastline of the town.
This remembrance is further supplemented by the torch lit procession on the pier at East Sands, known as the Gaudie, which occurred on the same evening as the award ceremony.
The evening ceremony was dedicated to celebrating the endeavours of student volunteers in St Andrews and was attended by a range of bodies. The awardees are determined each year by the Students’ Association Executive Committee.
Prize-winners came from CAPOD, Wellbeing St Andrews, Got Consent, StAnd Together, University of St Andrews Charities Campaign, Race2, Catwalk Charity Fashion Show, RAG Week, St Andrews Voluntary Service (SVS), Chaplaincy, University of St Andrews, St Andrews Union Debating Society, and Saints Sports.
The University of St Andrews Charities Campaign announced shortly thereafter the new student-nominated charities for 2019-20. Students will be raising money in the next academic year for the local charity, The Yard, national charity, The CALMzone, and international charity, Women for Women International.
They also noted that they will be posting their achievements of fundraising for the last academic year on social media.