The Mayor of Reigate & Banstead is calling on residents, community groups and voluntary organisations to nominate their dedicated volunteers for the Mayor’s Volunteer Awards 2018.
Now in their 15th year, the awards aim to find local people, groups and businesses that do valuable work for the borough and its residents.
The Mayor, Cllr Roger Newstead, said:
“With an ageing population, an uncertain economic future and increasing costs the need for volunteering will continue and may increase.
Already, a large number of our residents volunteer in some form or another. Their activities improve the lives of many of their fellow citizens and they deserve recognition for their efforts.”
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) (this award is new this year)
- Individual Trustee Award
- Volunteer Team Award
- Business Award
Alisdair Semple, Trustee of Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead, which runs the awards together with Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, said:
“Winston Churchill once said ‘We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.’
Volunteers enrich the lives of others, and themselves.”
The closing date for nominations is Friday 4 May 2018.
Nominees must live and/or volunteer in the borough and not receive any remuneration for their time.
Successful nominees will be invited to a special awards ceremony which will be held in Reigate Town Hall in July.
The council adds that nominees should not be notified of their nomination.