As well as winning a trophy and the title of ANGEL OF THE YEAR,
the winner will also receive £500. Two runners up will each win £100.
The search is on for the The Oban Times Angel of the Year 2015, and we want you to nominate those deserving of the accolade.
The award recognises those who have made a real difference to their community, often with no thanks or reward. The winners receive a special trophy and cash prize of £ 500, while two runners-up will each receive £100.
Oban’s Andy MacDowall was named the 2013 Angel of the Year after being nominated by Senga Cakebread of Argyll Voluntary Action, an award that he dedicated to his late wife, Rena. Andy is well known as one of Oban’s favourite volunteers. From helping with the ‘Soup Group’, to tending flowerbeds at Station Square, to raising money for worthy causes, Andy gives tirelessly of his time and talent.
On receiving the award, Andy said: ‘I do enjoy meeting people and it is nice to do something for others. I always say it’s for the older people - in fact I’m often older than some of the people I’m helping.’
The 2013 runners up were Roanna Black, a Benderloch teen who is a dedicated fundraiser and volunteer, and Moira Haywood of Barcaldine, a volunteer with Home- Start Lorn.
The deadline to receive nominations will be announced in a future issue.
The deadline to receive nominations by will be announced in a future issue.