Nominations open for the 2022 Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards

The Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards are back for 2022 to recognise the amazing achievements and contributions that volunteers make across the borough.

There are eight different categories for this year’s awards, which are back for 2022 having had to be cancelled last year due to the ongoing pandemic. If you know someone you believe deserves a pat on the back for their outstanding volunteer work then this is your chance to see they get the recognition they deserve.

The Mayor of Basildon, Councillor David Dadds, said: “Volunteers are such a vital cog in the mechanics of our borough. They give up their time to do such selfless work across Basildon.

“I’m delighted that we can put these awards on this year and shine a light on some of the amazing individuals who really deserve that light being shone on them.

“I would urge anyone who knows a deserving individual to make a nomination for an award, so I can meet them personally and thank them for their efforts to make the borough a better place to live.”

The categories for this year’s awards are:

  • The Young Volunteer of the Year Award (11-21yrs or up to 25 years if additional needs)
  • Community Star 
  • Inspirational Role Model Award
  • Fundraising Champion
  • Long Service Award
  • Voluntary Group/Project of the Year Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • People’s Choice Award

The awards ceremony will take place at Basildon Sports and Leisure Club, Basildon, on the evening of Thursday 10 March 2022. Winners in each category will be presented with a trophy, a certificate of appreciation and a prize voucher by the Mayor of Basildon and each award category sponsor.

The closing date for nominations is Friday January 14, 2022.

To make a nomination, or find out more about the Basildon Borough Volunteer Awards, please visit www.basildon.gov.uk/volunteerawards

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Mick Ferris

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