Nominations open for Central Bedfordshire Cheering Volunteering awards
Date Added: 01/04/2015
Central Bedfordshire is cheering the inspirational volunteers who make a huge difference to their communities and to the lives of individual people by giving their time and talents to help others.
The council is working in partnership with the Volunteer Centres as part of Central Bedfordshire Together to host the first Cheering Volunteering awards event on Tuesday, 2 June. You can cheer on your volunteering stars by nominating them for an award.
The awards recognise the voluntary contribution that individuals, groups and organisations make in Central Bedfordshire and are divided into six categories:
• Young Volunteer of the Year
• Volunteer of the Year
• Lifetime Achievement
• Unsung Hero of the Year
• Fundraiser of the Year
• Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering
Nominations are now open for the awards, and we are encouraging people to put forward those who deserve some recognition for all the often unsung hard work they do.
Peter Fraser, Central Bedfordshire Council’s Head of Partnerships and Community Engagement, said: “We want to recognise the tremendous work local volunteers do and how much time and effort they put in to helping their communities and fellow residents.
“That’s why we’d love you to put them forward for an award. It could be anyone from a friend or neighbour to someone who runs your local youth football team or helps at your local library.
“Cheering Volunteering is all about celebrating local volunteers, so please get in touch with your nominations.”
To find out more about the six different categories and to make a nomination, visit www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/volunteerawards
You can also send in your nominations by emailing [email protected] and telling us about their achievements in around 300 words, or by writing to Cheering Volunteering Awards, Central Bedfordshire Council, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford SG17 5TQ.
Nominations close on 26 April and shortlisted nominees will be invited to the awards ceremony at Dunstable’s Grove Theatre on 2 June where the winners will be announced.
Even if you’re not up for an award, you can celebrate the great work being done by our volunteers. The event runs from 6.30pm to 9pm and free tickets are available from the box office, by calling 01582 602080 or at www.grovetheatre.co.uk/events