Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 29 September 2020
CONTRIBUTIONS from local volunteers have been recognised and celebrated by Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.
The volunteers have been praised and have received certificates after being nominated for the annual ‘Making a Difference’ award.
Whilst the ‘Making a Difference’ event sadly didn’t get the go ahead this year due to the current climate with the coronavirus pandemic, certificates were sent out to nominated volunteers to recognise their contributions.
Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council usually hold the event each year to recognise and celebrate from the volunteers who support their community and improve the quality of life for residents in the borough.
Individuals and groups were both able to be nominated by residents for the Council-backed award.
“The [Hinckley & Bosworth] Borough Council would like to thank everyone who nominated an individual or group and wish to publicly thank and acknowledge the hard work and commitment of all those nominated.
“Each individual or group who were nominated has been sent a certificate to recognise their contribution.”, a spokesperson for the Council said in a statement.
The nominees for the 2020 Awards are listed below.
- Chris Peat
- Derek Windybank
- Diane Welford
- Helen Crouch
- Joanne Norwood
- Michelle Goodall-Heath
- Nik Malbasa
- Rhiana Drewery
- Jo Coverson
- Lisa Wheatley (two nominations)
- Hugh Gregory
- Louise Rose
- Juanita Vogl
- Dawn Grantham
- Jean Collins
- Nichola Booth
- Mathew Hulbert
- Angie Goodburn
- Hinckley Round Table
- Queen Bees
- West Leicestershire Community First Responders
- Markfield Good Neighbour Scheme
- Hinckley Mencap
Councillor Keith Lynch, Executive Member for Voluntary and Community Sector at the Borough Council, said: “These awards recognise contributions from some of the many individuals and groups who work tirelessly to assist others who may be more vulnerable or less fortunate – quite simply making life better for our community.
“We are sorry that due to coronavirus restrictions we are unable to celebrate in the normal way but please be assured the work you do truly makes for a better society, and as a council we are extremely proud and grateful for the rich culture of volunteering across our borough. Thank you.”