Calling volunteer groups
More than $5000 is available for Palmerston North’s community groups. To qualify, all they have to do is enter the Trustpower Palmerston North Community Awards before July 21.
Trustpower community relations representative Teresa Partridge said the awards, run in partnership with the Palmerston North City Council, were open to all voluntary groups and organisations working to make Palmer- ston North a better place to live.
‘‘Anyone can enter a voluntary group or organisation – they can even enter themselves.’’
Since the awards began in 2001, Partridge said more than $90,000 had been given away to local voluntary groups and organisations.
‘‘Palmerston North is a community-minded city that has an impressive volunteering culture.
‘‘I’m looking forward to learning about what these volunteers have been achieving, and I hope to see the community come on board to recognise these unsung heroes.’’
The awards cover five categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture, Sport and Leisure, and Educational and Child/Youth Development.
Entry forms are available from city council offices and service centres, from Partridge on 0800 87 11 11, or can be completed online at Trustpower.co.nz/ communityawards.
Cast of the 2015 Abbey Musical Theatre production of ‘‘Mamma Mia!’’ which helped win the 2016 Trustpower Community Awards.