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Castlereagh Encourages You to Recognise Your Local Community Hero

30 April 2014

The Mayor's Awards for Volunteering were established by Castlereagh Borough Council in partnership with Volunteer Now and the South Eastern Education and Library Board with the purpose of recognising individuals who give up their time freely to help others.

This is the third and final year of the Mayor's Awards before the Council merges with Lisburn City Council under the Review of Public Administration.  To mark the end of an era, it is planned to clebrate and recognise as many volunteers as possible who have given their service throughout the Borough over the past 40 years.

Nominators, nominees and their guests will be invited to attend a glittering awards ceremony on Thursday 11 September 2014, where all nominations will be formally acknowledged and award winners announced.

Award categories for 2014 are as follows:

  • Unsung Hero;
  • Long Service Commitment;
  • Bringing Communities Together;
  • Volunteer Team of the Year;
  • Best Newcomer and
  • Best Neighbour.

Nominations were invited from members of the public, including representatives from community, voluntary and statutory organisations.

The nominations deadline for this year has now passed.  If you have any queries regarding this year’s Awards, contact Community Services at Castlereagh Borough Council on 028 9049 4500 or email communityservices@castlereagh.gov.uk

Mayor's Award 2014

Pictured at the launch of the Mayor’s Awards for Volunteering are Wendy Osborne OBE, Chief Executive Officer of Volunteer Now, Gregory Butler, Chief Executive of South Eastern Education and Library Board and Mayor of Castlereagh Councillor David Drysdale.