Thursday, 7 April 2016


 The 2016 Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards is now open for nominations!

Do you know someone who gives the time willingly and goes above and beyond the call of duty?

Last year's competition gave just a snapshot of the voluntary work that is undertaken by volunteers all over the county.

Colin Davies wont the New Volunteer 2 years and under category , and also received the Calon Award for embodying the true ethos of volunteering:

Colin has been volunteering with the Royal Voluntary Service for the past 2 years in Llandrindod Wells.  The Royal Voluntary Service helps older people stay active, independent and able to continue to contribute to society. They do this by providing practical and emotional help where and when it’s needed. 
Colin assists service users in the local community by:
·         Taking them shopping
·         Taking dogs for walks
·         Befriending them
·         Driving the assisted shopping bus on a Tuesday
·         Calling in on service users he previously delivered meals on wheels to
He volunteers every day, and undertakes a t least 10 hours of voluntary activity a week.
His Nominator said:

“He is a truly special person.  Nothing is ever too much for him and his caring attitude makes us very lucky to have him as a volunteer. He is outstanding and thoughtful and much loved by our service users.”

Colin receiving his award from the High Sheriff of Powys

So don't delay nominate today.  Nomination papers can be found here, and you can nominate an individual or an organisation.

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