Nominations are open for the Mayor of Reigate & Banstead’s Volunteer Awards 2019.
The annual awards scheme, now in its 16th year, is run by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead, and celebrates the role of volunteers and shows appreciation for their time and commitment to helping others.
The Mayor, Cllr Mrs Dorothy Ross-Tomlin, is calling on residents to put forward local people, groups and businesses. She said:
“I’ve witnessed so many wonderful volunteers doing such great work in our borough.
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.”
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.”
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 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.
The council adds that nominees should not be informed of their nomination.
Successful nominees will be invited to a special awards ceremony which will be held in Reigate Town Hall in July.