Nominate your heros for civic awards
February 27, 2009
Wokingham Town Council wants people to nominate others who selflessly give their time for the town.
The Wokingham Times supports the civic awards and will help recognise the volunteers who make a difference.
They will be honoured at a glittering awards ceremony on Friday, April 24 at Wokingham Town Hall in Market Place.
Chosen nominees will receive their award from the town mayor, Councillor Brian Willis.
The selection panel includes members of the Wokingham Town Council Advisory Committee, Lady Elizabeth Godsal MBE, the High Steward of Wokingham, Wokingham Times editor Adam Smith, a representative from REME in Arborfield and representatives from the Royal British Legion.
All that is needed now is for people to nominate volunteers, carers, family members, good Samaritans and people they know to get the awards.
The nominees can be any age as long as they live in Wokingham or volunteer for an individual or organisation within the town.
The work cannot be connected to the nominee’s employment.
The categories are: caring for children, elderly or disabled people; voluntary work with adults or youths; being a good neighbour; and younger volunteers. Any other categories would be considered.
Award winners will each receive a glass paperweight engraved with their name and the town council’s coat of arms.
For more information call the town hall information centre on (0118) 978 3185, or drop into the town hall or the Wokingham Times’ office in Denmark Street.
Nominations should be given in by Friday, March 2.