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9/01/2017 12:00 a.m.
The once a year opportunity to
celebrate and recognise local volunteers has arrived in the Ashburton district.
Entries for the Trustpower
Ashburton District Community Awards open today (Monday 9 January). The Awards,
which are run in partnership with the Ashburton District Council, are open to
all voluntary groups and organisations working to make Ashburton and surrounding
towns like Methven, Hinds and Rakaia a better place to live.
Since the Trustpower Ashburton
District Community Awards began in 2001 more than $82,000 has been given away
to voluntary groups and organisations. This year more than $5000 is up for
Anyone can enter a voluntary
group or organisation for the Trustpower Ashburton District Community Awards –
groups can even enter themselves.
Trustpower Community Relations
Representative Abbie Siely believes there are still many groups out there who
“Ashburton District is teeming
with community spirit and ingenuity. Through the Trustpower Ashburton District
Community Awards we’ve be able to recognise and reward dozens of groups doing
amazing work for the benefit of the entire community, but we need your help to
uncover the many other groups who deserve their day in the sun.
Many activities, events,
projects, programmes, sports, and services are provided thanks to the region’s
hard working volunteers. But often they are not recognised for the invaluable
work they do.
Now you have the chance to say
‘thank you’ to these volunteers, just by filling out an entry form. It takes
just a few minutes to enter a voluntary group, but the recognition from their
community will have a lasting impact,” says Miss
Entry Forms for the Trustpower
Community Awards are available from the Council offices or can be completed
online at www.trustpower.co.nz/communityawards. Entry
Forms can also be received by calling Abbie Siely on 0800 87 11 11.
The awards cover five
categories; Heritage and Environment, Health and Wellbeing, Arts and Culture,
Sport and Leisure, and Educational and Child/Youth Development.
Category winners receive $500, runners-up receive $250 and the Supreme Winner
will take home $1,500 and an all-expenses paid trip to the 2017 Trustpower National
Community Awards. Last year’s Trustpower Ashburton District Community Awards
Supreme Winner was Community House Mid Canterbury.
Entries for the
Trustpower Ashburton District Community Awards close at 5pm on Friday 10 March.
For more information contact:
Abbie SielyCommunity Relations Representative T 0800 87 11 11 extension 8153
M 021 276 5319E email@example.com