Time to celebrate the work of volunteers

By David Newble

Saturday, February 22, 2014

 

Time to celebrate the work of volunteers

Deputy Isle of Wight Lord Lieutenant Patricia Partridge.

THE annual drive to celebrate volunteering on the Isle of Wight is being launched today (Friday).

The Isle of Wight Community Action Awards are supported by the Isle of Wight County Press and a range of category sponsors. They provide an opportunity for voluntary groups to win recognition and, potentially, cash prizes for their good work in the past 12 months.

They also provide a springboard for organisations to apply the for the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest national accolade for the voluntary sector. The award has been won in the past by Shanklin Theatre and the Footprint Trust.

The extended number of categories this year are: older people, children and young people, environment, arts and heritage, sport, village halls and community buildings, communities and healthy lives.

Nominations should be received by 4pm on Friday, March 28. These will then be short-listed, followed by an awards evening at The Riverside Centre, Newport.

Chairman of judges Patricia Partridge, deputy Isle of Wight Lord Lieutenant, said: "It really is incredible what’s going on across the Island. The sheer level of commitment and good will never ceases to amaze me."

Nomination form available here.

• For further information, call Kyle Moul on 01983 524058.

Reporter: davidn@iwcpmail.co.uk

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