Search is on for top volunteer
Archived press release
Date Published: 23/03/12
Last year's winner and runner-up pictured with Councillor Isham
The search is on to find Aylesbury Vale District Council’s volunteer of the year.
The council is looking for nominations for the award which celebrates special people who spend time helping others.
Nominees do not have to live in Aylesbury Vale, but the service and support they provide must be carried out within the district and be of significant benefit to the community.
Every day hundreds of residents give up their time to make our neighbourhoods and district a better place, be it through sport, running youth clubs and organisations, or caring for vulnerable people.
Councillor Pam Pearce, Cabinet Member for Community Matters, said: “Aylesbury Vale does volunteering very well and this is our way of raising the profile and giving people recognition for what they’ve done. It also gives us a chance to find out how much of a difference their work has made to people’s lives. We want as many people as possible to nominate those unsung heroes for the award and to make people aware of the benefits of volunteering for the wider community.”
The closing date for nominations is 27 April, after which a panel of independent judges will have the very difficult job of reviewing the applications and deciding who is this year’s volunteer of the year. Last year the panel chose Nicolette Pike of Steeple Claydon as overall winner with Phyl Saw of Haddenham as runner-up.
Please send your nominations to Alice Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF, and include as much information about your nominee as possible.
For more information on the award scheme, visit www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/volunteeraward or call 01296 585041.