Get your votes in for your community legends

Published Friday 25 June 2021 at 9:00

If you haven’t already voted for your volunteer hero – now’s your chance.

Nominations are open for this year’s Community Volunteer Awards to celebrate the often heroic work and achievements of our borough’s volunteers.

In the last year our borough’s volunteers and helpers rose to the challenge more than ever in response to the pandemic and this is your chance to highlight the amazing work they did.

The awards celebrate the wonderful people and groups who make a difference in Blackburn and Darwen and help to make it a better place.

The Community Volunteer Awards ceremony will take place on Wednesday, November 3rd at King George’s Hall. The awards had to be postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Nominations are now open at Community Volunteer Awards – Community CVS. The closing date for nominations is Friday, August 27th at 5pm.

The ceremony will be hosted by BBC Radio Lancashire’s very own breakfast show star Graham Liver.

Your nominations can be for almost anything where someone has been helped – people litter picking and making their area a nicer place to live, neighbours helping our most vulnerable and isolated people in the area, collecting people’s shopping and picking up essential supplies and going that extra mile to make sure people are coping during the crisis.

It could also be volunteers helping to run clubs and groups and giving their time for activities and events started to take place again or someone who dedicates their time to charity.

Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is teaming up again with Community CVS and a range of local sponsors to hold the awards.

Sponsors for this year’s awards are: Star Tissue, Blackburn Rovers, Care Station, ELHT, CCG, Interfaith Forum, BwD Healthwatch, The Wish Centre, Age UK, BwD Carers, CGL, The Hive, Suez, Blackburn College, Trueman Change, Voice, McDonalds, Nightsafe, Herbert Parkinson and PCC – Our Lancashire.

If any other organisation would like to get involved in the Community Volunteer
Awards as a sponsor or would like to support voluntary efforts in the local area in
some other way please contact Garth Hodgkinson, Chief Executive Officer
at Community CVS or Donna Talbot.


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