Two weeks left to nominate in Community Volunteer Awards

Published Thursday 10 August 2023 at 11:36

Time’s running out to nominate the community heroes who you think deserve awards.

Nominations in the Community Volunteer Awards close on Friday 25 August at 5pm.

The awards, a collaboration between Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council and Community CVS, aim to recognise the individuals, groups and businesses whose efforts make a big impact in their local neighbourhoods.

Perhaps there’s a selfless volunteer who gives invaluable support to your loved ones, or a group that goes out of its way to make your area a better place to live. If you appreciate what they do and think they deserve some recognition, why not nominate them for a Community Volunteer Award?

Businesses that have a positive impact on their local communities can also be nominated for awards.

It’s quick and easy to make a nomination:

Donna Talbot at Community CVS is collating the Community Volunteer Awards nominations ahead of the shortlisting next month. Donna said:

We’ve had some amazing nominations already for inspirational people and groups who are making a real difference to their local areas.

We’re keen to also hear about the young people in Blackburn with Darwen who give their time and energy to support local groups and charities, as well as those individuals who use their volunteering to build bridges between people from different backgrounds.

Don’t leave it too late to make a nomination! The deadline is 5pm on Friday 25 August.

A total of 21 awards are available across 12 categories, including The Good Neighbour Award, Volunteer of the Year, the Young People’s Award, the Renee Black Community Integration Award, and the Community Involvement Award which is open to the local business community.

There’s the chance to nominate volunteers from all walks of life supporting our borough in a variety of different ways.

Check out the full list of categories in the Community Volunteer Awards.

Councillor Phil Riley, Leader of Blackburn with Darwen Council, said:

Our borough is blessed to have hundreds, if not thousands, of volunteers who give their time freely to support others. Between them they contribute so much to strengthening our communities and making Blackburn with Darwen a better place for everyone.

Awards like these are so important to recognise the amazing volunteers across our borough and to thank them for everything they do. If you know someone who puts others before themselves as a volunteer, please consider nominating them.

Shortlisting of all the nominations will take place in September. Shortlisted individuals and groups will be notified and invited to attend the Community Volunteer Awards presentation evening in King George’s Hall on Thursday 2 November.

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