Spirit of Volunteering Awards 2016

Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, Joan Christie OBE, is joined by Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg; Wendy Osborne OBE, Volunteer Now and Paul Dinsmore, Volunteer Now.

Lord Lieutenant of County Antrim, Joan Christie OBE, is joined by Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Thomas Hogg; Wendy Osborne OBE, Volunteer Now and Paul Dinsmore, Volunteer Now.

Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council have launched this year’s Spirit of Volunteering Awards 2016 .

The awards will celebrate the wide range of volunteering throughout the borough and the winners will be announced at a celebration evening in October.

At the launch the Mayor, Councillor Thomas Hogg, said: “I am delighted to launch the first Antrim and Newtownabbey Spirit of Volunteering Awards 2016.

“This is the first year that the new council has hosted a volunteer recognition event and we are pleased to be working again with Volunteer Now.

“I would encourage all residents to nominate someone they know who deserves a Volunteering Award.”

Volunteering can take different forms such as helping out at sports or social clubs, organising events such as clean ups or simply helping an elderly neighbour.

The award categories include Newcomer to Volunteering, Team Spirit, Personal Achievement, Community Impact and Lifetime Contribution.

If you know someone who gives selflessly to others, contributes significantly to the life of those in the Borough without financial gain then make sure you nominate them now.

Nomination forms can be picked up at Antrim Civic Centre, Mossley Mill or by contacting Dawn Leonard or Wendy Donaldson on 9034 0060 or email dawn.leonard@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk or wendy.donaldson@antrimandnewtownabbey.gov.uk

Nominations will close on Friday, July 1 at 4pm.