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Nominate Lancashire's unsung heroes for top volunteer award
10:37am Monday 19th August 2013 in News
THE Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, Lord Shuttleworth, has made a call for people to nominate outstanding volunteer groups in their area for the 2014 Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, before this year’s deadline on Monday, September 30.
The honour, which has an equivalent status to the MBE, recognises the exceptional contributions made to local communities by groups voluntarily devoting their time for the benefit of others.
Jo Darbyshire, chairman of the Lancashire panel said, “Volunteering groups in East Lancashire make a huge contribution to people’s lives, often without praise for the incredible job they do.
“A prestigious national honour such as this can prove invaluable in so many ways to their ongoing success.
“I know that volunteers enjoy what they do but often they tackle challenging problems or circumstances which require extra time and effort way beyond the original need.
“So if you benefit from the activities of a group or you know of a group of exceptional volunteers, please take a little bit of time to nominate them for this very special honour.”
For details of how to nominate and to download a nomination form, visit www.direct.gov/qavs
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