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Nominate your Community Volunteer Heroes

Media Release : 12 December 2018

The deadline for nominations for the Chairman’s Community Volunteer Awards has now been extended to Friday 11 January 2019.

Chairman's Volunteer Awards

Wealden District Council is looking for nominations for the Chairman’s Community Volunteer Awards, particularly for the ‘Young Volunteer of the Year’ for those under 25 years of age. The successful nominees will be presented with their awards at the Chairman’s annual Civic Reception on Friday 1 March 2019 at Herstmonceux Castle.

“We want to highlight the tremendous contributions volunteers are making to Wealden’s communities,” said Cllr Chris Hardy, Chairman of Wealden District Council.

“So many people channel their energies into helping other people and the environment but rarely receive the thanks and recognition of the wider public. Community volunteers are taken for granted, but without them we really would notice a difference. By finding and rewarding some outstanding examples of volunteering in Wealden, we hope others will appreciate the sense of purpose and fulfilment volunteering can bring.

We are seeking nominations for three volunteer categories and will reward the winners and the organisations they help at my Civic Reception next year.”

The three categories for the Community Volunteer Awards 2019 are:

•  Community Volunteer Hero (someone who makes an outstanding contribution to running a voluntary group or groups or its beneficiaries).
•  Young Volunteer of the Year (under 25 years old).
•  Volunteer Group of the Year.

In the first two categories, the winning individual will receive a £100 donation to an organisation of their choice and £25 in gift vouchers. The winner of the group/organisation of the year award will receive a £125 donation to the organisation.

Nominations from fellow volunteers, employees or service users of voluntary organisations in Wealden are encouraged. Nominations should describe how the person(s) nominated have made a difference to the well-being of their community.

All details including nomination forms and eligibility conditions can be found on the Chairman’s page of the Wealden website: http://www.wealden.gov.uk/Wealden/Council/Councillors_and_Committees/Chairman_of_the_Council/Democratic_Services_Chairman_of_the_Council.aspx

This is a great opportunity to thank the volunteers who give so much of their own time to helping other people. Don’t miss your chance to give them the recognition they deserve.

For further information, please contact the Civic Office at Wealden District Council on 01892 602435 or email Amy Evans, PA to the Chairman, at chairman@wealden.gov.uk