Volunteer Centre Southwark is holding its annual Active Citizen Awards to recognise the huge contribution made to the community by volunteers and active citizens in the borough. Anyone in Southwark can nominate their friend, neighbour or colleague for one of the awards, which will be presented at a prestigious ceremony on October 29th at the Amigo Hall, St George’s Cathedral, London.
Nominations are invited for several categories, including Good Neighbour of the Year (Sponsored by Southwark News), Community Activist of the Year and the Rising Star Award for Young People.
The Active Citizen Awards are designed to reward those people who dedicate their time and effort to their community. Now in its 4th year, the achievements of over 100 local people have been celebrated.
If you know someone who has worked to improve the local area or who goes out of their way to help others, this is your chance to say a big thank you by nominating them for an award.
Rubina Malik, winner of the Active Citizen Awards 2009 said: "To win the award was amazing. It’s given me more confidence and the motivation to work even harder for the community. This year I feel I’ve achieved more in volunteering than in 2009 and even my family have seen the difference. I have also seen a change in women wanting to volunteer which is very special for me. The award has increased my standing in the community and enabled me to help even more people".
Nominations are open until September 24. For further details and to download a nomination form, visit the Volunteer Centre Southwark website, www.volunteercentres.org.uk
If you do not have access to a computer, contact Leonard Bennett on 020 7358 5946 and we will send you a nomination form or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org