Published Wednesday, 23rd March 2016
Nominations are open to find local individuals, groups and businesses who give their time to help others in the borough.
Nominations are open to find local individuals, groups and businesses who give their time to help others in the borough. The Mayor’s Volunteer Awards, run by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead, celebrates the role of volunteers in serving the borough and its residents. The scheme rewards those who volunteer their time and commit to helping others.
“We have many incredible people in our communities who work very hard to improve the lives of others. We want to recognise their commitment and say ‘thank you’”, said the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, Cllr Mrs Joan Spiers. “If you know someone who gives up their time and energy to help others, we encourage you to vote for them so we can hear about their stories and thank them for their hard work”.
Gill Williamson, Chair of Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead said “Working in partnership with the council gives us an opportunity to shine a light on the remarkable work of volunteers by formally recognizing their outstanding contribution. Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead are committed to supporting volunteering in all its diversity and we believe that every person that volunteers makes a difference. These awards highlight the value of volunteers and hopefully it will inspire others to think about volunteering and how they can make a difference.”
Nominations are split into six categories: individual volunteer (aged over 25 years), young volunteer (up to 25 years), volunteer team, trustee (individual), trustee team and business award.
To find out more or make a nomination, visit www.reigate-banstead.gov.uk/mayorsawards or call Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead on 01737 763156 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a nomination form. The deadline for nominations is Friday 29 April 2016. Nominees must either live or volunteer within their borough of Reigate & Banstead and receive no remuneration for their time.