Nominees sought for Banbury community and volunteer awards

Last year's Banbury mayor Nicholas Turner with Karl Kisley of the Air Training Corps, who won the Volunteer of the Year award at the first Banbury Community and Volunteer Awards last year. NNL-140403-183232001
Last year's Banbury mayor Nicholas Turner with Karl Kisley of the Air Training Corps, who won the Volunteer of the Year award at the first Banbury Community and Volunteer Awards last year. NNL-140403-183232001

Organisers of this year’s community and volunteer awards are looking for nominees.

Banbury Town Council runs the awards to highlight the work done by people who give their time to make Banbury a better place to work and live.

The three categories are charity of the year, volunteer of the year and young volunteer of the year. Residents should nominate charities and volunteers they think are worthy of recognition, in 50 to 100 words, by May 1.

Tricia Campbell, the council’s civic officer, said: “Let us know if you would like to nominate someone who you think has made an amazing contribution to the charity they volunteer for, and/or a young person who gives up a lot of their time to help a club, organisation or charity.”

The awards will be presented during the mayor’s inauguration ceremony on Tuesday, May 12 at 6.30pm in Banbury Town Hall.

The ‘champions’ in all three categories will be given four tickets each so they can bring family or friends to the event.

Bring or send your nominations to Tricia Campbell, Banbury Town Council, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Banbury, OX16 5QB.