Tuesday, 10 May 2016

There's still time to nominate for Powys Volunteer of the Year!

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 awards gave just a snapshot of the voluntary work that is undertaken by volunteers all over the county.

Tessa Bradley won the Community Champion category last year

Tessa has been volunteering for the past two and half years.  Tessa helped to establish the Llandrindod Wells Foodbank in partnership with the New Life Church, after researching and identifying that there was a need for a foodbank in Llandrindod.
She now:
  •         manages the foodbank voluntarily,
  •         looks after volunteers, which she has helped recruit
  •       raises awareness,
  •        liaises with local businesses and referral agencies
  •        and assesses needs  and finds solutions in relation to the Foodbank

The foodbank also now serves the areas of Rhayader, Builth, Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells and Llanidloes.
She volunteers for up to 20 hours a week.
Her nominator said:
“She has established a facility that many hundreds of people have already benefitted from and who and very thankful for her vision, dedication and hard work”.

Tessa receiving her award form 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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