Your chance to nominate voluntary groups for awards

PUBLISHED: 05:30 16 February 2019

The winners in the first Sudbury Hive Volunteer of the Year award held in 2017.

The winners in the first Sudbury Hive Volunteer of the Year award held in 2017.


Nominations are being sought to recognise the work of voluntary groups in and around Sudbury.

Hive, a consortium of more than 60 voluntary and community sector groups, is hosting its bi-annual Volunteer of the Year awards at the Delphi Centre in Newton Road.

Hive community engagement work Karen Bleay said: “The event showcases the wealth of volunteering opportunities available, and the fantastic work that takes place in and around the Sudbury area.

“We are encouraging all voluntary sector organisations and the general public to nominate those who deserve special recognition for the work they do in the community.”

Each winner will be presented with a trophy and two runners up will receive a certificate.

Sponsors are being sought for nine of the 11 categories, at £50 per category.

The available categories are:

• Long service volunteer

• Older volunteer 65 plus

• Sports volunteer

• Arts and heritage volunteer

• Horticultural and environmental volunteer

• Community volunteer

• Charity volunteer

• Starting a voluntary organisation in the last five years

• Employer-supported vounteering business of the year

Two youth categories - young volunteer aged under 18 and young volunteer aged between 18 and 24 - have already been sponsored by Sudbury Rotary Club.

For more details go to the Hive website.

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