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 Oban Times - - Community News -

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.

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