North Lincolnshire Council

Make sure volunteers are recognised at Community Champion Awards

Tourism, Museums and The Arts
13:40, Wednesday, 31st July 2019

North Lincolnshire Council is looking for worthy volunteers to be recognised at this year’s Community Champion Awards.

Now in its eighth year, the awards ceremony is taking place on Thursday 28 November 2019 to recognise unsung heroes in North Lincolnshire communities.

Do you know someone who deserves an award for the time they have dedicated for volunteering?

There are three awards up for grabs in the volunteer category (sponsored by Britcon UK):

Young Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Britcon UK)
Nominate a young person who either on their own or with adult support volunteers their times to help improve people’s lives and local communities.

Adult Male Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo)
Nominate an individual who is committed to volunteering their time to improve the lives of individuals and/or communities.

Adult Female Volunteer of the Year (sponsored by Ongo)
Nominate an individual who is committed to volunteering their time to improve the lives of individuals and/or communities.

Nominate your Community Champions online, where you can also find out more details.

If you are not able to nominate online, call 01724 297270 during office hours or email community.recreation@northlincs.gov.uk for a form.

The closing date for nominations is 30 September 2019.

Cllr John Briggs, Chair of the Community Champions Award Committee, said:

“With around two months to go until the nominations deadline on 30 September, I’m encouraging residents in North Lincolnshire to nominate unsung heroes in our communities.

“There are many individuals and groups making differences in our communities and they should be recognised for this.

“Do you know a young person or adult who is committed to volunteering, whether that is improving the lives of individuals or communities? Please nominate them for a 2019 Community Champion Award.”

Derek Cartwright, winner of Adult Male Volunteer of the Year Award 2018 has raised thousands of pounds doing sponsored swims, he said:

“It’s in aid of Brake [the road safety charity], which is in memory of Paige Collier who died in a tragic car crash. She was a very good friend to me so that’s why I wanted to do something in her memory.”

Jaden Miall, winner of the Young Volunteer of the Year Award 2018, said:

“We picked up litter around our local community. It’s been amazing and I’m really happy that I got the award.”