Nominations are now open for an awards ceremony to celebrate those who have made a real difference in the Cherwell community.
Sanctuary Housing and Cherwell District Council, the organisers of the Cherwell ‘Love Where You Live’ Volunteer Awards, are asking locals to nominate volunteers, neighbours and groups who go the extra mile to help others.
Entries are welcomed in five categories; Young Volunteer; Volunteer of the Year; Most Innovative Group; Lifetime Volunteer and Good Neighbour.
The winners of each category will be revealed at an exciting ceremony in November and will be given the opportunity to select a local community group to receive £100 worth of donated goods.
Cllr Andrew McHugh, Cherwell District Council’s lead member for health and wellbeing, said: “Volunteers are at the heart of so many of the initiatives that bind our communities together in the Cherwell district. I would call on anyone whose life has been enhanced by a volunteer to nominate them for these awards.
“This is your chance to give back to those who have given so much and make sure they receive the recognition they deserve.”
Kate Winstanley, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, added: “We are looking forward to receiving the nominations and celebrating the work of those who make such a difference in our community.”
How to nominate
Nominations will close at 5pm on Friday 31 August.
A shortlist of nominees will be invited to the November awards ceremony along with the winners.
Follow the progress of the awards on Twitter using #CherwellAwards.
This project was part-funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.