Learning and Development Professional of the Year award for Samaritans' Lucia Capobianco

Samaritans Learning and Development Officer Lucia Capobianco has won a Learning and Development Professional of the Year award.

Lucia, who looks after the skills needs of Samaritans 20,000 volunteers, was chosen for the award by the Charity Learning Consortium, which was set up by charities in 2001 to share learning resources.

Lucia said: “it was a total surprise - I didn't know that I had even been nominated! My smile rivals the supermoon.”

CEO Ruth Sutherland said: “Lucia does an outstanding job, she is technically aware and innovative, great at using the resources that she already has to hand, building good working relationships and partnerships and has been a joy to collaborate with at the Charity Learning Consortium.”