Volunteer Awards nominations open

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Residents can now nominate Luton’s unsung heroes for Volunteer Awards.

The ceremony gives people the chance to thank and celebrate those who freely give up their own time and do unpaid work for the benefit of Luton.

Councillor Khtija Malik, portfolio holder for community development, said: “Every year Luton residents give up tens of thousands of hours of their own time for the benefit of the community.

“The Luton Volunteer Awards 2014 are a great opportunity to recognise, appreciate and thank volunteers for all of the good that they do in Luton.

“Whether it’s a volunteer who has made a huge difference, someone that has dedicated part of their life to volunteering or a person or team that helps others on a regular basis, make sure they get the credit they deserve by nominating them for an award.

“I’m sure it will be a very memorable occasion.”

Local organisations and companies are supporting the awards evening on Thursday, June 5.

A People’s Choice award will be voted by attendees on the night.

For more information, a list of categories and to nominate visit www.luton.gov.uk/volunteering.

Nominations close on Friday, May 2.