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Last chance to nominate Lichfield and Burntwood volunteers for award

volunteer-staffordshireTime is running out for people to nominate inspirational volunteers from Lichfield and Burntwood for an award.

More than 160 people have already been put forward for the Volunteer Staffordshire Awards ahead of the deadline tomorrow (October 29).

The awards will put volunteers and voluntary organisations in the spotlight to thank them for making such a difference to the community.

Staffordshire County Councillor Ben Adams, Cabinet member for Communities and Culture, said:

“The Volunteer Staffordshire Awards is about celebrating and thanking our volunteers, who often go unnoticed – but this is our chance to make sure that they are noticed.

“We’re looking to highlight the fantastic contribution of all volunteers. They may be trustees, drivers, carers, youth group leaders, conservationists or helpers of those in need. Whatever they do, volunteers hold our communities together and we need to thank them.

“I would urge everyone to spend just a minute nominating any volunteer that makes a difference before the closing date on Friday.”

People can nominate their local heroes in any of eight categories:

  • Staffordshire Volunteer of the Year
  • Staffordshire Young Volunteer of the Year (volunteers under the age of 25)
  • Staffordshire Volunteer Team Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Community Good Neighbour Award
  • Volunteer Co-ordinator of the Year
  • Sporting Volunteer of the Year
  • Business Contribution to Volunteering.

To nominate a local hero either visit the Volunteer Staffordshire website at www.volunteerstaffordshire.org.uk or fill in a nomination form available at local libraries and Volunteer Centres across the county.

The final shortlist will be announced on November 12. Those shortlisted will be invited to a gala award ceremony in January.

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