Awards to recognise the vital work of volunteers

Irene Pollock, Rachel Wolff, Kathy Wolff and Amanda Christie with Cathy Young, Aisling Conlon and Charlene Anderson at the launch of the 2012 Volunteer Accolades. INNT 18-449-RM
Irene Pollock, Rachel Wolff, Kathy Wolff and Amanda Christie with Cathy Young, Aisling Conlon and Charlene Anderson at the launch of the 2012 Volunteer Accolades. INNT 18-449-RM
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DO YOU know someone who gives up their free time regularly to volunteer and help others in the local community?

If so, then now is the time to recognise their hard work and dedication by nominating them for the 2012 Newtownabbey Volunteer Accolades.

Joe McVey, Chairman of Volunteer Now, and Mayor Billy Webb joined local political and community representatives in the newly refurbished Barron Hall in Glengormley recently for the official launch of this year’s Accolades nomination process.

The theme of this year’s Accolades, ‘Recognising Local Volunteering - A Cut Above The Rest’ is designed to discover how local volunteers and groups make an impact in their communities; show creativity and resourcefulness; inspire others to get involved; and display their talent for leadership, mentoring and entrepreneurial flair.

Everyone brings their own skills and interests to volunteering, and the Newtownabbey Volunteer Accolades are an excellent way of valuing their commitment and showcasing the wide range of activities that volunteers are involved in.

Paul Dinsmore, North-East Regional Manager with Volunteer Now commented: “We are delighted to be working once again with Newtownabbey Borough Council to recognise and profile volunteering in the borough.

“Through the Newtownabbey Volunteer Accolades we are able to highlight the vital contribution that volunteers make to our local communities.”

The closing date for nominations is 4pm on Friday, June 8. Nomination forms are available from Mossley Mill, local leisure centres and online at www.newtownabbey.gov.uk/volunteeraccolades.

To request a nomination form, telephone 028 9034 0208 or email: edavidson@newtownabbey.gov.uk