Awards an op­por­tu­nity to re­ward vol­un­teers

The Invercargill Eye - - FRONT PAGE - RICHARD DAV­I­SON

Nom­i­nees for the lat­est round of Trust­power Com­mu­nity Awards are be­ing sought.

It is an op­por­tu­nity to recog­nise the ded­i­ca­tion of lo­cal vol­un­tary groups, while se­cur­ing them a share of a $5000 award pool.

Nom­i­na­tions for the awards, run in part­ner­ship with In­ver­cargill City and South­land District coun­cils, can be made for any vol­un­tary or­gan­i­sa­tion work­ing on be­half of the re­gional com­mu­nity.

Since the awards be­gan in 2007 more than $47,000 had been given away to win­ners, spokesper­son Emily Beaton said.

‘‘In­ver­cargill and South­land is home to com­mu­nity-minded in­di­vid­u­als that have cre­ated an im­pres­sive vol­un­teer­ing cul­ture.

‘‘I’m look­ing for­ward to learn­ing about what th­ese vol­un­teers have been achiev­ing, and hope to see the com­mu­nity come on board to recog­nise their un­sung he­roes,’’ she said.

Last year 45 en­tries were re­ceived for the re­gional awards, with 2015 re­gional Supreme Win­ners, the Muri­hiku Maori War­dens, pick­ing up their award at a spe­cial In­ver­cargill Civic Theatre cer­e­mony in De­cem­ber.

En­try forms are avail­able from coun­cil of­fices and ser­vice cen­tres or can be com­pleted on­line at trust­ com­mu­nityawards. En­tries close at 5pm on Au­gust 5.

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