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Last chance to honour volunteer heroes

There are just days left to submit nominations for the Kent Volunteering Awards.

The Kent Volunteering Awards judges (19293046)
The Kent Volunteering Awards judges (19293046)

And awards organiser the KM Charity Team is particularly keen to see nominations for youth, emergency services and employer-assisted volunteers.

KM Charity Team acting manager Karen Brinkman said: “The response to the awards among the wider public has been fantastic, and proof of just how much the community values the contribution of volunteers in Kent.

“But with days left until the nomination process closes on Friday, we would love to see more entries for young people and individuals volunteering with the emergency services and the support of their workplaces.

“Young people are sometimes maligned for a supposed lack of community spirit but anybody with any third-sector experience will know how many of them give up so much of their time to volunteering.

“And the emergency services are, by definition, all about helping people when they are at their greatest need – with no regard whatsoever for reward or recognition.

“Submitting a nomination is such a simple way of saying thank-you to someone, and it would be great to see some more names put forward in these fields.”

The Kent Volunteering Awards are designed to celebrate and reward the work of the thousands of people who work selflessly and unpaid every day to provide invaluable community services across Kent, Medway, Bexley and Bromley.

They are backed by third-sector support group Stronger Kent Communities, the EKC Group, the Lord Lieutenant of Kent, the Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Pfizer R&D UK Limited, the KM Media Group and National Lottery Awards for All England.

Anybody can submit nominations for either individuals or teams of volunteers, and the deadline for doing so is October 18. Find out more and submit entries here.


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