Published Thursday, 7th February 2019

It’s time to nominate your dedicated volunteers for the Mayor’s Volunteer Awards 2019.

The entry period for the awards is open now and the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, Cllr Mrs Dorothy Ross-Tomlin is calling on residents to put forward those local people, groups and businesses that do so much valuable work for the borough.

“I’ve witnessed so many wonderful volunteers doing such great work in our borough”, said the Mayor. “They help and improve countless numbers of lives every day and we’re incredibly lucky to have them. These awards provide a chance to recognise particular individuals who have achieved something extra special this year.”

Volunteers can be nominated in six award categories:

  • Young Volunteer Award (up to 25 years old)
  • Volunteer Award (over 25 years old)
  • Long Service Award (10 years or more)
  • Individual Trustee Award
  • Volunteer Team Award
  • Business Award

The annual awards scheme, run by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead, celebrates the role of volunteers and shows appreciation for their time andMayors volunteer award winners 2018 commitment to helping others.

Alisdair Semple, Trustee of Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead, said: "One of the greatest gifts you can give is your time. Within our community there are so many volunteers who give their time generously and show passion and drive to make a difference. The Mayor’s Volunteer Awards shines a light on the many volunteers who have gone that extra mile and is a way of recognising their contribution to our community.”

The closing date for nominations is Friday 3 May 2019. To qualify, nominees must live and/or volunteer in the borough and not receive any remuneration for their time. 

For more information and to submit a nomination please visit Alternatively contact Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead by emailing or calling 01737 763156. 

Successful nominees will be invited to a special awards ceremony which will be held in Reigate Town Hall in July.