Do you know someone who selflessly spends their time helping others? If so, this year’s Mayor’s Volunteer Awards are now open for nomination.
Now in its seventeenth year, the annual awards scheme is run by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council and Voluntary Action Reigate and Banstead.
The awards celebrate the role of volunteers and provide recognition of their time and commitment to helping others.
In 2020, volunteers can be nominated in five award categories:
- Young Volunteer Award (16 to 25 years old)
- Volunteer Award (over 25 years old)
- Long Service Award (10 years’ service or more)
- Individual Trustee Award (Chairman, Treasurer or Secretary roles)
- Volunteer Team Award (two or more volunteers)
Successful nominees will be invited to a special awards ceremony in July, held at the Town Hall in Reigate.
Mayor of Reigate & Banstead, Cllr Keith Foreman, said: “We’re very lucky to have so many enthusiastic and committed individuals in our borough who spend their spare time helping others in a variety of ways.
“These awards enable us to honour particular members of the public who have really gone above and beyond this year.”
Alisdair Semple, Trustee of Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead, said: “Never underestimate the life-changing power of small acts of kindness.
“We are celebrating just some of the people who make our borough richer through their care and service.
“One person’s gift of ‘ordinary’ help can simply transform another person’s experience of life. ”
The closing date for nominations is Friday 1 May 2020.
To qualify, nominees must live and/or volunteer in the borough of Reigate & Banstead and not receive any remuneration for their time. Nominees should not be informed of their nomination.
Articles about previous years’ awards are here.