Powys celebrates contribution of Volunteers
The seventh annual Powys Volunteer of the Year Awards took place on the 6th October 2016, at the Wyeside Arts Centre, Builth Wells. The celebration of volunteering was attended by volunteers and guests from around the county and was organised by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO). Guests were entertained by harpist Harriet Earis, Pianist Callum Blees and vocalist Ffion Price.
The celebration event goes some way to demonstrating the value we place on the work undertaken by volunteers and encourages them to continue to inspire others to take up a cause in a society where volunteers are playing an ever increasing and ever more necessary role.
A drinks and canapes reception was followed by the awards ceremony. The awards recognising individual and group contributions to volunteering were presented by The Hon. Dame Shan Legge-Bourke DCVO C.St J Lord Lieutenant of Powys.
Community Action - Llanfechain Community Shop
Sustainable Communities - Friends of Radnor Valley School
Health & Wellbeing - Welshpool BIBS & Hay Dial A Ride
Arts & Heritage - Llanwrtyd & District Arts & Heritage Centre
Community Champion - Fred Louis
Health & Wellbeing - Sarah Power
Environment - Thomas Houghton
Under 25's - Aidan Sharp
Calon Awards for embodying the values and ethos of volunteering
Group: Powys SANDS
Individual: Hannah Burrows
Group: Hay Days
Individual: Aidan Sharp & Rhiannon Davies
Mid & West Wales Fire & Rescue Service:
Individual: Liam Hosie
Group: Newtown Fire Cadets
Carl Cooper, Chief Executive Officer of Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations said:
"As always, the real stories of volunteering in Powys were the bright-shining stars, transfiguring a successful event into an inspiring, humbling and stimulating experience."
The deadline for nominations has now passed. Thank you for nominationing your community heroes!
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